Date: 24th August 2013 at 12:36pm
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Stadium:MK is the destination of Bristol City and their fans on Saturday as they get ready to face MK Dons.

City face a footballing side that likes to play a passing game, building up from the back and keeping the ball for long periods of time, City would do well to get off to a cracking start and attack them while they are cold.

If not, it could well be another afternoon of struggling for City who are not the greatest of sides when playing away from home when you look at their recent form.

Vital Quotes:

Sean O’Driscoll: “When we play well, we can play really well. But when we don`t, we can concede goals.

“We`ve not really settled on an 11 yet but, first and foremost, we have to be hard to beat and that will be the criteria that dictates selection.

“It is all about having the right balance between being a side that is hard to beat, but which can potentially cause the opposition problems.”

MK Dons Team News:

Karl Robinson may recall Luke Chadwick.

Chadwick has not started a game since the opening day of the season but the winger is expected to return to the team on Saturday.

Ben Reeves will not feature due to injury. The midfielder, who played at left-back in the home win over Crewe, was deemed fit enough for the bench at Preston but he will miss the Robins game.

Captain Dean Lewington (knee) and forwards Dean Bowditch (groin) and Daniel Powell (ankle) will remain on the sidelines.

Player to watch: George Baldock

Should play and will be looking to outshine his brother Sam.

Bristol City Team News:

Sean O’Driscoll has no fresh injury worries as his side tackle MK Dons looking for their first league win of the season.

The Robins lost 2-1 to Wolves last weekend to extend their winless run in this division to three games.

Louis Carey is back in training once more after recovering from his dead leg and Sam Baldock should start against his old club.

Defenders Nicky Shorey and James O’Connor continue to train with the club but will not be involved.

Player to watch: Sam Baldock

Should play and will be looking to outshine his brother George.

Match Facts & Stats

MK Dons have kept a clean sheet in 50% of their last 20 home games.

MK Dons have failed to score in 20% of their last 20 home games.

Bristol C. have kept a clean sheet in 10% of their last 20 away games.

Bristol C. have failed to score in 45% of their last 20 away games.

Ref Watch:

Referee is Graham Salisbury

Assistants are John Busby and Daniel Leach

Fourth Official is Gavin Ward

Match Prediction:

Not confident at all, hoping for a draw but suspect a 2-0 loss.

Next Fixtures:

Capital One Cup Tues 27Aug 2013
Bristol City v C Palace

English League One Sat 31Aug 2013
Gillingham v Bristol City