FootyMAD's Doncaster Rovers match preview

Last updated : 02 October 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Doncaster Rovers fixture

Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Doncaster Rovers at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Blades are clearly on top, having won 6 and lost only 1 of the 10 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was less than a year ago, in January 2009, with Doncaster Rvs. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the The Blades in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 27 JanSheff. Utd.0-1Doncaster Rvs.CHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 12 to 10.

Doncaster Rvs. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Rovers have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheff. Utd.'s total of 16 points from their 10 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Doncaster Rvs. find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 10 points from their 10 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.622212128
Doncaster Rvs.6141887

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. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Doncaster Rvs. Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.