It’s north vs south, white vs blue, young vs old.

It’s a rivalry that's starting to build up due to the team in south Buckinghamshire ruling the roost for so long, but the team north of the border and trying to assert their dominance.

Albeit they are in different leagues, no love will be lost as we prepare for tonight’s match.

So, here’s everything you need to know for Milton Keynes vs Wycombe Wanderers.

Lowdown on Wycombe

Whatever the outcome is from tonight’s clash, the Chairboys must put in a better display following their tepid performance against Exeter City on Saturday.

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The opening day fixture saw Wycombe go 1-0 down inside 24 seconds, 2-0 down inside four minutes, and concede a penalty in the seventh minute.

The latter was eventually saved, but the Grecians did get their third in the final 10 minutes of the contest to leave Adams Park with three points in their very impressive 3-0 victory.

Matt Bloomfield described the result as a ‘reality check’ and suggested that there could be some changes to tonight's starting 11.

The derby incentive will also add that spice for Wanderers to try and kick-start their season.

Lowdown on MK

Milton Keynes are back in League Two following their relegation to the fourth tier back in May, and they started the season in fine fashion with a very respectable 5-3 away victory at newly-promoted Wrexham.

They were 2-0 up inside the opening 10 minutes and despite having only eight shots on goal during the entire match, six were on target.

Manager Graham Alexander knows that his goal is to fire MK back into League One at the first attempt and with the arrivals of Tommy Smith, Craig MacGillivray, MJ Williams, Alex Gilbey and Ashley Hunter this summer, they could be a team to look out for.

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It’s the first time since the 2018/19 season that they are back in League Two, but every time they’ve been in the bottom tier of the 92, they have always progressed beyond the first round of the EFL Cup.


Games: 18

Wycombe wins: Five

Draws: Four

Milton Keynes: Nine

Last five meetings

2022/23: Wycombe Wanderers 2-2 Milton Keynes (League One)

2022/23: Milton Keynes 0-1 Wycombe Wanderers (League One)

2021/22: Milton Keynes 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers (League One play-offs)

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2021/22: Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 Milton Keynes (League One play-offs)

2021/22: Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Milton Keynes (League One)


  • This is the first meeting between the two clubs in the League Cup
  • Excluding the play-offs, the two sides have only met each twice in cup competition
  • This was during the 2019/20 and 2021/22 campaigns in the EFL Trophy group stages respectively
  • Wanderers won the former 2-1 whilst MK won the latter by the same scoreline
  • Both of these matches took place at Stadium MK
  • After facing each other eight times between the 2006/07 and 2011/12 seasons, Wycombe and Milton Keynes have since met on 10 occasions since 2019, with tonight’s match being meeting number 11
  • Incredibly, five of those fixtures took place during the 2021/22 season
  • Wycombe have been eliminated at the first round stage of the League Cup 14 times since 2000
  • MK have always progressed beyond the first round when being a League Two side
  • Today [August 8], makes one day before the first anniversary of Wanderers’ long wait for a League Cup win inside 90 minutes
  • On August 9, 2022, the Chairboys defeated Northampton 2-1 at Sixfields which ended a run of 22 League Cup games without a victory in the allotted time
  • This run lasted for 5,713 days