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Preview: Charlton Athletic

All you need to know ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash...

16 November 2017

mkdons.com previews this Saturday’s Sky Bet League One fixture against Charlton Athletic at The Valley.

Robbie Neilson’s side made it three wins from three on Saturday afternoon as they overcame Fleetwood Town 1-0 thanks to Chuks Aneke.

The win over Fleetwood made it three wins in just over a week after Neilson’s men recorded victories over Hyde United and Oxford United prior to the clash. The Fleetwood Town win would’ve no doubt given the lads plenty of belief as we head into a busy period of fixtures.

Neilson will be looking to continue his sides winning run against Charlton Athletic.

Kick-off is at 3:00pm.

Charlton Athletic currently occupy third place in the Sky Bet League One table and will be hoping to secure promotion to the Sky Bet Championship come the end of the season. Karl Robinson’s side enter this Saturday’s game having lost just once in their last 10 games in all competitions. That defeat came at the hands of Portsmouth in the Checkatrade Trophy.

The Dons made it three wins in as many games on Saturday afternoon as they overcame Fleetwood Town in their Sky Bet League One clash.

Chuks Aneke’s first-half goal proved to be the only goal of the game as Neilson’s side defended in their numbers to pick up the three points.  

Meanwhile, Charlton Athletic enjoyed a rest weekend after their Sky Bet League One fixture was postponed due to the international break. As a result of this, Charlton’s last game was played on Tuesday 7th November. Curtis Main scored the only goal as Charlton fell to a 1-0 defeat against Portsmouth in the Checkatrade Trophy. Their last Sky Bet League One game, meanwhile, was a 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon.

Robbie Neilson: “The Valley is a difficult place to go, the mood there has changed from last season. We knew last season that if we went there and turned the crowd quickly they would get on top of them but I think it’ll be different this year.

“They’ve had a good start to the season, but it’s an extremely tight league and with the three points we can get close to them”

For the Dons, Osman Sow is still partaking in his rehab programme - while Ousseynou Cisse will also miss this weekend’s clash.

Charlton Athletic will put Tariqe Fosu through a late fitness test ahead of Saturday’s clash. The winger withdrew from Charlton’s Emirates FA Cup win over Truro City after just nine minutes.

Andy Woolmer will referee Saturday’s fixture at Stadium MK.

Mr Woolmer has been involved within the professional game since 2003 and last took charge of the Dons during their 4-1 defeat to Brentford in April 2016.  That day he produced didn’t produce a yellow card.

The Northampton-born official has so far this season officiated four games and has produced six yellow cards and zero reds.

 The assistant referees are Ian Cooper and Mark Pottage while the fourth official is Nail Davies.

Dons wins: 4
Dons wins at The Valley: 1
Last Dons win: Charlton Athletic 0-2 MK Dons, 4th April, 2017.
Biggest Dons win: MK Dons 3-1 Charlton Athletic, 13th December, 2016.

Draws: 3

Charlton Athletic wins: 6
Charlton Athletic wins at The Valley: 3
Last Charlton Athletic win: MK Dons 0-1 Charlton Athletic, 26th December, 2016.
Biggest Charlton Athletic win: Charlton Athletic 5-1 MK Dons 0-1, 14th November, 2009.

Result
Charlton Athletic win – 17/20
Draw – 13/5
MK Dons win – 3/1

First goalscorer
Chuks Aneke – 13/2
Kieran Agard – 13/2
Gboly Ariyibi – 9/1
No goalscorer – 10/1
Josh Magennis – 4/1
Joe Dodoo – 11/2
Billy Clarke – 6/1

Scorecast
Chuks Aneke to score first and Dons to win 2-1 – 55/1

Sky Bet tip
Draw at half-time and MK Dons to win at full-time  – 8/1

*all odds correct at the time of writing

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A full match report will be available to view on mkdons.com straight after the final whistle.

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Robbie Neilson and his MK Dons side take on Charlton Athletic this Saturday in a Sky Bet League One fixture at The Valley.

Tickets for the clash are priced from £20 adults, £16 seniors/under-21s, £10 students/under-18s and £5 under-11s when bought in advance of matchday.

Season tickets, meanwhile, are able to travel to The Valley for just £12. Adult/Over-65 members can purchase travel for £16 with Under-18s priced at £15 – a £1 discount from general sale.

To purchase tickets click here, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 5343. Tickets will remain on sale from the Club until 5pm on Friday.


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