FootyMAD's Doncaster Rovers match preview

Last updated : 26 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Doncaster Rovers fixture

Sheff. Utd. play host to Doncaster Rovers at Bramall Lane on Tuesday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The The Blades have won an impressive 6 of the 9 meetings between the two sides, drawing the other 3.

The last time the two teams met at Sheff. Utd. was amazingly over twenty years ago, in December 1982, with Sheff. Utd. running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 30 SepDoncaster Rvs.0 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 10.

Doncaster Rvs. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Rovers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Sheff. Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 47 points from 28 games. Doncaster Rvs. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 27 points from their 27 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.651013416
Doncaster Rvs.642011414

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that The Blades's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Doncaster Rvs.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 5 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Doncaster Rvs. Undefeated in last 3 away games.
7 games since last defeat.