Take AFC to Shock Mk

  • By: Nick Hext
  • Last Updated: December 1 2012, 15:39 GMT

AFC Wimbledon: Face MK Dons on Sunday

1pt AFC Wimbledon (draw no bet) to beat MK Dons at 13/2 (Coral).


There is no doubt about the match attracting the most media attention in the second round of the FA Cup.

MK Dons host AFC Wimbledon on Sunday in the first meeting between the clubs since AFC's birth as a response to Wimbledon's move to Milton Keynes.

You can get the full details about the controversy surrounding the clash elsewhere but it's fair to say that there isn't much love for MK from the Kingsmeadow outfit.

AFC are just one point above the League Two relegation zone but the likes of Byron Harrison and Luke Moore should be back in the reckoning following injury.

That provides boss Neal Ardley with better options and he will need them for a clash against an in-form side operating a division higher.

Striker Jack Midson will be one of the main men for MK to watch out for and he has spoken about the motivation the players from Kingsmeadow have.

"In the back of our mind we know about the history but as players we have to cross that white line and give everything we can," he told BBC Sport.

"There's no point brushing it under the carpet. It's a massive occasion.

"We have to be confident that we can win and it might spur us and the fans on.

"I can't imagine how they must have felt when the club split. I respect their decision if they do go or don't go. We have to do them proud."

MK go into this clash as massive favourites but they did in the first round against Cambridge City and the 9/1 outsiders managed to secure a 0-0 draw in the initial meeting between the clubs in front of the television cameras.

AFC can be backed at 8/1 for the victory but the 13/2 in the draw-no-bet market offers greater appeal to me and will be selected accordingly.

Nobody quite knows what to expect at stadium:mk but this is the value call in such an intriguing encounter.

  • The game at MK Dons is being televised live in the UK on ITV1.

  • Preview posted at 2130 GMT on 29/11/2012.