MK Dons welcome Leicester City to Stadium MK in the Fourth Round of 2022-23 Carabao Cup.
Victory would see MK Dons reach the Quarter-Finals of this competition for the first time in their history, whilst Leicester are seeking to reach the last eight for the fifth time in the last six seasons.
Interim manager and defender, Dean Lewington is ruled out for MK Dons as he undergoes surgery on a hamstring injury but the Dons otherwise have no fresh injury concerns to report.
Leicester have no fresh injury concerns to report with their international players all safely back from the World Cup without injury, although James Maddison did struggle with a recurring knee injury which prevented him from making a single appearance for England.
James Justin, Ricardo Pereira (both Achilles), Caglar Soyuncu (hamstring) and Ryan Bertrand (knee) remain absent.
- This is MK Dons’ first League Cup meeting against Leicester, although they’re winless in two previous clashes in 2008-09 League One season (D1, L1).
- Leicester drew 2-2 against MK Dons in their only previous visit to Stadium MK in February 2009.
- MK Dons have conceded twice in each of their two previous meetings against Leicester.
- MK Dons have won just one of their last five League Cup ties against Premier League opposition (W1, L4).
- Leicester are unbeaten in their last 10 League Cup meetings against lower-league opposition (W8, D2).
Having failed to concede in their opening three matches in this competition this season, MK Dons have shown a huge contrast to their inconsistent league form but can come into this match with renewed confidence after a morale-boosting win at Portsmouth on Saturday.
Leicester meanwhile have had a month off and successfully recovered their players who were on international duty without injury, so I do expect them to come out fighting for the win, especially after their clinical league win at West Ham going into the break.
Brendan Rogers’ Foxes however played just one friendly during the break unlike many of their top-flight rivals, so my only concern is whether they can hit the ground running quickly because MK Dons on other hand have played various competitive games despite their poor form.
Nevertheless, I can’t help but feel that Leicester should have too much for MK Dons even if they endure a sluggish start as they adapt back to competitive football.
Prediction: MK Dons 0-2 Leicester
Result: MK Dons 0-3 Leicester