MK Dons vs Sheffield Wednesday preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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MK Dons will look to stay in the automatic promotion places as they host play-off hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday at the MK Stadium on Saturday, April 16.  Kick-off is at 19:45 BST.

The Dons are looking to keep their remarkable 15 game unbeaten streak in tact when the Owls come to town this Saturday.

The Owls themselves are also on a six game unbeaten streak but if they are to stay in the play-off positions they will be looking to turn more draws into three points, as they have drew three of their last six outings.

  • Team news

The Dons don’t have any new injury news coming into this massive easter fixture.

They will be without Tennai Watson and Aden Baldwin as they continue to recover from their respective injuries.

The Owls will be welcoming the return of Dennis Adeniran and Lewis Gibson this Saturday as they hope to make it a memorable end to the season.

Josh Windass will be unable to repeat his injury-time winner from the reverse fixture as he and fellow forward Tyreece John-Jules continue to be side-lined. 

  • Predicted lineups

MK Dons: Cumming, O’Hora, Darling, Lewington, Hayden, McEachran, Coventry, Harvie, Twine, Eisa, Parrott. 

Sheffield Wednesday: Peacock-Farrell, Storey, Hutchinson, Dean, Hunt, Byers, Luongo, Bannan, Johnson, Mendez-Laing, Gregory

The Dons are on a superb run of form, not losing in their last 15 outings, with 11 wins under their belt in that time.

The last time the Dons lost was at home to relegation favourites Doncaster Rovers back in January.

Last time out however, they drew against rivals AFC Wimbledon 1-1 thanks to an 80th minute equaliser from young forward Troy Parrott

Like the Dons, Sheffield Wednesday are also on an unbeaten streak of six games with their last loss coming against Lincoln City on March 5.

Last time out the Owls were held by Bolton Wanderers away from home due to a late equaliser by MJ Williams for the home side. 

With seventh placed Wycombe Wanderers level on points with the Owls, they will be looking for a big away performance to keep their promotion push alive. 

  • Ones to watch:

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The obvious one to watch for the home side is 22-year-old Scott Twine who has been ripping it up this season in League One.

The young Englishman was nominated for the Sky Bet League One Player of the Season Award on Thursday in recognition of his stellar campaign.

The Dons number nine has scored 15 goals this season and has provided 12 assists which means that Sheffield Wednesday will need to be keeping a close eye on him on Saturday night if they are to stand a chance of coming away with all three points.

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Sheffield Wednesday’s captain Barry Bannan has been at the club since 2015 and has been a key player every year for the Yorkshire side. 

But this season he has been vital to his team’s success on the field with eight goals and ten assists to his name.

His impressive performances this season were highlighted this week as he was also nominated for the Sky Bet League One Player of the Season award alongside the Dons'  Twine.

He will be hoping to lead his side to victory this weekend and hopefully to promotion in May.

  • Previous meetings

 

In the reverse fixture, the Owls came out on top at Hillsborough with a 2-1 score line thanks to late goals from Lee Gregory and Josh Windass to overturn Scott Twine’s opener. 

Wednesday are also on top in terms of overall head to head as they have three wins compared to the Dons two out of the 11 matches they have played against each other.

The Dons will be hoping to level this statistic this weekend as they look to consolidate their position in the automatic promotion places. 

  • Where to watch on TV

This match will be live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football at 19:30 BST with kick-off at 19:45.

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