MK Dons v Bury - Tuesday 19:45
Few managers in the EFL can measure up to David Flitcroft once he gets a good thing going and the evidence so far suggests that Bury’s rise towards the top of the table is more than just a flash in the pan. Take the 11/4 about the Shakers emphasising their potential as League One frontrunners this season with a fifth straight win at MK Dons.
Once a winning formula becomes apparent, Flitcroft is a dab hand at turning short-term confidence into long-term momentum. Recall his astonishing survival mission with Barnsley (34 points from 20 games) or promotion with Bury two seasons ago (13 wins from the final 16 games). In the last 405 minutes of action, the Lancashire side have scored 13 goals and conceded just four.
Now they sit second in the table and lead the way in terms of shot data. The fixture list hasn’t been too demanding but that will change in the next fortnight with Scunthorpe (home) and Peterborough (away) to follow this. Bury can stand up to those challenges and emerge unbeaten, especially if they take care of an unconvincing Dons side here.
Karl Robinson’s men were rampant 4-1 winners at Fleetwood on Saturday but that was only their second triumph in nine attempts. More often than not, they are hostages to the strategy of other teams and there’s additional value in the 19/1 about the Bury 2-0 correct score. The Dons have conceded exactly two goals in three of their four home games.