The MK Dons missed out on promotion last season after losing to Peterborough in the play-offs and manager Karl Fletcher is focused on making sure his team avoid third to sixth place in League One this term by rising to the Championship automatically.
The Dons have enjoyed a flying start, winning four of their five matches, although they face a stern test of their credentials when they travel north to Brunton Park to face a Carlisle United team who are sitting sixth in the table after collecting three wins so far.
The Blues had a miserable start to their season when losing 3-0 at home to Notts County, although they have taken ten points from a possible twelve and are slight favourites with the bookmakers to continue this impressive run.
You can get 6/4 (bet365 – £200 free bets) about Greg Abbott’s team drawing level with their opponents, with the manager looking for an improvement after a midweek Carling Cup defeat away to Aldershot, with Carlisle having won this fixture 4-1 last season.
Milton Keynes are looking for their fifth straight away win and they are on offer at 9/5 (William Hill – £25 free betting), with the visitors having lost Sam Baldock to West Ham before the transfer deadline shut, although Charlie MacDonald has arrived from Brentford.
The striker has already scored two goals for his new club and can be backed at 6/1 to open the scoring in Cumbria, while Lee Miller was the star man for United when they won 2-1 at Leyton Orient last Saturday and he is on offer at 7/1.