Having reached the play-offs last year, MK Dons are one of the teams fancied to be there or thereabouts in the race to clinch top spot in League One and Karl Robinson’s charges can start as they mean to go on by beating Oldham at stadium:mk.
The Latics flew out of the blocks against Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup on Monday, taking a 2-0 lead in at the break but they crumbled, conceding four second half goals and that vulnerability doesn’t bode well as they tackle a strong Dons team, Coral’s 8/11 favourites.
To say Preston disappointed last season would be something of an understatement, but this term’s North End are scarcely recognisable in comparison, Graham Westley having rung the changes at Deepdale and his side can deliver on day one by sending Colchester home empty-handed.
The U’s went down 3-0 at Yeovil in the League Cup while Preston by contrast, eliminated Championship Huddersfield and the pair’s differing fortunes last weekend only serve to lend appeal to BetVictor’s evens for a North End success.
Double on MK Dons and Preston – 12/5 (Stan James)