Preston North End - MK Dons Betting Preview: Backing goals at Deepdale

Graham Westley and Karl Robinson take charge of two evenly-matches sides in this League One clash on Sunday. Adam Bate expects both teams to be in the goals
There are just two points separating these two teams going into Sunday’s League One encounter at Deepdale with Preston sitting just outside the play-off positions behind MK Dons.

The hosts can overtake their visitors with a win and under the tutelage of former Stevenage boss Graham Westley they have shown in this campaign that they’re well capable of producing some emphatic performances.

But there have also been the disappointments of a goalless draw at home to Colchester and a defeat to Crawley in front of their own fans – clearly this could be tight and that’s reflected in the prices.

Both teams are available at 13/8 (2.62) for the win – and in the case of MK Dons that’s an industry-best price with Bet365. The draw is available at 23/10 (3.30).

Preston will go into the game feeling confident having won three of their last four games and scoring 11 goals in the process.

The Lilywhites have scored in their last 13 games but have only managed one clean sheet in that time.

Despite those astonishing statistics, the price for both teams to score in this one is 4/6 (1.67) and that makes it the pick of the bets here.

MK Dons are certainly well capable of getting a goal although former England striker Alan Smith is now a bit-part player. But before backing them to win the game it would be wise to be cautious – they have just one win in five away games this season.

However, Karl Robinson’s side have scored the last goal in their previous six league games.

That’s an impressive sequence and makes the price of 5/6 (1.83) with Bet365 for MK Dons to score last in this one a tempting bet.

But perhaps there’s even greater value that can be found. Dean Bowditch, scorer of a fine hat-trick at Bury last month, is an industry-best price to score last here. Back him to complete the scoring at 13/2 (7.50) with Bet365 for the value bet.

Both teams to score at 4/6 (1.67) with Bet365
Bowditch to score last at 13/2 (7.50) with Bet365

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Adam Bate is a professional freelance journalist who specialises in football and betting. He is editor of GhostGoal which can be found here - you can also follow Adam on

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