Crewe Alexandra-MK Dons Betting Preview: Draw specialist Dons set for another stalemate

Karl Robinson's men have been held to a draw in their last four away League One matches and Willie Duncan is backing the Dons to settle for a point against the Railwaymen
MK Dons have lost just one of their last seven League One matches and Karl Robinson’s side will look to continue their run of fine form when they make the trip take on Steve Davis’ Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday night.

The Dons are chalked up 6/4 (2.50) favourites with William Hill to take all three points from Tuesday’s clash while the Railwaymen, who were held at home by Shrewsbury Town at the weekend, are chalked up as 9/5 (2.80) shots with William Hill to win here. The same firm go 11/5 (3.20) that the match ends in stalemate.

Crewe’s home form has been patchy at best, with the hosts having won just eight of their 17 home league fixtures this term, while it is also worth noting that Steve Davis’ side have managed just 19 goals at Alexandra Stadium this term.

However, Crewe have conceded only 17 goals on home turf this season and will fancy their chances of victory against an MK Dons outfit that has won just four away matches so far this season.

It should be noted that only Notts County have drawn more away games in League One than Robinson’s side this season and the Dons have been held in each of their last four league matches on the road so this seems set to be an intriguing contest.

Crewe’s 22-year-old striker Mathias Pogba has scored an impressive 14 goals in all competitions for the Railwaymen this term and is chalked up at a hugely appealing 5/1 (6.0) with William Hill to score first while the same firm offer a tempting 5/4 (2.25) that the former Wrexham striker scores at any time.

For the Dons, the club’s record goalscorer Izale McLeod returned for a second spell back in January and the 28-year-old can be backed at 11/2 (6.50) with William Hill to break the deadlock on Tuesday.

Just three points separates the sides in the league table coming into this clash and this looks to be an evenly-matched contest, so the juicy 11/5 (3.20) on offer from William Hill for the Dons to secure a fifth successive draw on the road is the recommended play here, while the 5/1 (6.0) quote for the prolific Pogba to score first is the value selection.

Draw at 11/5 (3.20) with William Hill
Mathias Pogba to score first at 5/1 (6.0) with William Hill

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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