Back Dons for lunchtime delight
Craig Chisnall previews this weekend's Sky Bet Football League action and fancies MK Dons to beat Swindon.
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While the Sky Bet Championship takes a break, just as it was getting going, there's no let-up for the majority of the League One and Two sides.
And it's the first match of the weekend, MK Dons v Swindon on Sky, where I will be investing - by backing the Dons to come out on top.
The Dons owe me a favour after I backed them to take the League 1 crown last term only for their form to fall off a cliff after Christmas.
They look much better equipped this time around though and are showing signs they have learned from the harsh lessons of last season.
Karl Robinson's men have tightened up at the back after with just four goals conceded and in Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford at the other end they have a constant threat in attack.
The arrival of winger Danny Green from Charlton is another astute addition and he will bring goals as well as assists from the right.
Swindon have enjoyed a cracking couple of weeks with a win at QPR in the Capital One Cup and a 5-0 demolition of Crewe but they've lost twice on the road already in the league and I fancy the Dons to just edge this one.
Apart from their own fans Crawley must have caused misery to most punters last weekend when they claimed a shock win at Peterborough.
Posh were my banker for the weekend after their flying start to the season only for the Red Devils to come out on top thanks to two fine goals from golden-oldie striker Gary Alexander.
But they've yet to convince at home and that will give League 2 champions Gillingham plenty of heart ahead of the trip to Sussex.
Martin Allen's Gills haven't won since romping to the League 2 title last term but they are showing signs of progress.
They've had a tricky start with matches against three fancied sides in Wolves, Brentford and Bristol City and have drawn their last three. A fourth on the trot is well worth backing.
In League 2 the two promoted Conference clubs, Newport and Mansfield, renew acquaintances at Rodney Parade.
The Stags took the title while County won in the play-offs and are both proving they will go well at the higher level - I'd expect both to be in the play-off mix at the end of the season.
They have the same played five, won two, drawn two, lost one record and this promises to be tight again in South Wales with the hosts in eighth and Town one place beneath them.
Newport did the double over Paul Cox's side last term and have made a fine start at home with wins over Accrington and Bristol Rovers.
Justin Edinburgh will be desperate to maintain that 100 per cent record for as long as possible and I'm backing them to do just that.