FootyMAD's Doncaster Rovers match preview

By Footymad Previewer
Last updated : 21 October 2003
History of the Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale pack their bags to visit Doncaster Rovers at Belle Vue Gound on Tuesday evening, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 32 out of 48 times.

The previous match played between the two at Belle Vue Gound was within the last three years, in December 2000, as the Rovers edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a (Associate Members) match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2000/2001Tue 05 DecDoncaster3 - 2RochdaleAM
1997/1998Sat 28 MarRochdale4 - 1DoncasterLD3
1997/1998Sat 22 NovDoncaster0 - 3RochdaleLD3
1996/1997Tue 25 MarDoncaster3 - 0RochdaleLD3
1996/1997Sat 14 SepRochdale2 - 1DoncasterLD3
1995/1996Sat 09 DecRochdale1 - 0DoncasterLD3
1995/1996Sat 23 SepDoncaster0 - 3RochdaleLD3

Recent respective form guides

Doncaster Rovers have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The Rovers have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Doncaster are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 25 points from 14 games. Rochdale's 20 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Doncaster631214810
Rochdale6123795

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Doncaster may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Doncaster 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Rochdale Not won in previous 3 away matches.

Rochdale Match Reports

Sky Bet League One Sat 14th October 15:00

Fleetwood 2 - 2 Rochdale

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