FootyMAD's Doncaster Rovers match preview

Last updated : 29 September 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Doncaster Rovers v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. travel to take on Doncaster Rovers at Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 11 games played, The Blades have recorded 3 wins, and Doncaster Rvs. have come away with 4 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Doncaster Rvs. was well over fifteen years ago, back in December 1988, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
1988/1989Sun 11 DecDoncaster Rvs.1 - 3Sheff. Utd.FAC
1982/1983Tue 05 AprDoncaster Rvs.2 - 0Sheff. Utd.LGE1
1982/1983Mon 27 DecSheff. Utd.3 - 1Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
1979/1980Tue 14 AugDoncaster Rvs.3 - 1Sheff. Utd.LGEC
1979/1980Sat 11 AugSheff. Utd.1 - 1Doncaster Rvs.LGEC
1957/1958Sat 05 AprSheff. Utd.3 - 0Doncaster Rvs.CHMP
1957/1958Sat 12 OctDoncaster Rvs.2 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Doncaster Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 5 conceded.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the The Blades have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Doncaster Rvs. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 7 points from 8 matches. Sheff. Utd.'s 11 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Doncaster Rvs.61052103
Sheff. Utd.61234115

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the The Blades out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Doncaster Rvs.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Doncaster Rvs. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.