EFL League Two: Wrexham vs MK Dons Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Aug 5)

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  • Wrexham kick off their League Two campaign at home on Saturday
  • MK Dons among the favorites for promotion after suffering relegation from League One last term

The dream becomes reality for Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney this weekend, as Wrexham AFC make their long-awaited return to the Football League. However, the Welsh club will face a stiff assignment on the opening day, as they come up against MK Dons.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m ET
  • Where: The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Wales
  • How To Watch: ESPN


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MK Dons

Match Preview

Wrexham’s long-awaited return to the Football League finally comes this weekend, as the Welsh club kick off the next chapter of their story against MK Dons at the Racecourse Ground. When Reynolds and McElhenney took control of the club, they promised fans that they would get them back into the main leagues in England, but now the dream will be to reach the top-flight.

Wrexham are among the front-runners in the betting to gain promotion, as the owners have invested in the squad since taking over. Phil Parkinson is also a proven manager at this level, and the club have strengthened over the summer with the addition of Will Boyle. However, expectations have dropped slightly during pre-season, as they will be without last season’s 47-goal top scorer Paul Mullin for the opening months of the campaign.

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MK Dons is a tricky opening day match for Wrexham, as the Dons were relegated from League One at the end of last season. That means that they are among the leading contenders in the betting this season, as they boast a higher caliber of player compared to most teams in the division. However, the Dons will need to re-adjust to life in the fourth tier quickly after losing a number of key players, including Will Grigg, Bradley Johnson, and Josh McEachran.

But, they have added quality at this level throughout the pre-season, with the signings of Alex Gibey and Nathan Harness from Charlton Athletic, and Cameron Norman from Newport County. But, the Dons have been struggling for momentum throughout pre-season, as they lost four of their five friendly matches.

Wrexham vs MK Dons Prediction

Wrexham will have home advantage for their return to the Football League, and they should have too much for a struggling Dons even without their leading man in the forward line. Therefore, we will be siding with a fairytale start for the Hollywood owners.

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