Tranmere Rovers v MK Dons latest odds, news and free bets

There’s been no stopping Tranmere Rovers this season who are five points better than any other team in League One after 17 games played. So why are they the underdogs to beat MK Dons on Friday night

Ronnie Moore’s team can be backed at 15/8 (BetVictor free bets) to claim their 12th win of the season and their form at Prenton Park has been pretty special, with five wins from eight games played although Rovers have failed in their last two attempts, with Doncaster winning on the Wirral before Preston nearly took all three points before the game was drawn.

The reason why Tranmere are also a big price is that they are struggling for numbers, with players like Ash Taylor, Adam McGurk and Joe Thompson unavailable for the game although Liam Palmer and Jake Cassidy should be nice and fresh after returning from the sidelines for this game.

Cassidy has been a revelation since arriving in the summer on loan from Wolves and the youngster is a 6/1 chance (Coral bookmaker) to break the deadlock against an MK Dons who are defensively very sound and beat Sheffield United thanks to a late penalty last Saturday.

The Dons haven’t been that great on the road this season although a 3-0 win at Scunthorpe finally saw the goals flying in and a 6-1 thrashing of Cambridge City in the FA Cup during the week will have kept confidence levels high among Karl Robinson’s squad.

That is why the money is coming for the visitors who are now 13/8 (Stan James) to claim victory and they have a bigger squad than Tranmere and the chance to get in the promotion mix with a win. If you think their stingy defensive ways will continue, then BetVictor offer 8/1 about them claiming a 1-0 win.

There were rumours about Ryan Lowe leaving MK Dons to join Tranmere on loan a few weeks ago, although Robinson dismissed this story and it would be no surprise if the former Sheffield Wednesday forward haunted a club that have regularly shown an interest in signing him.

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