FootyMAD's Doncaster Rovers match preview

Last updated : 21 August 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Doncaster Rovers fixture

Middlesbrough play host to Doncaster Rovers at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to maintain a near-perfect record against their opponents. The Boro have tasted victory on 8 of the 9 occasions the teams have met.

The last time the two teams met at Middlesbrough was amazingly over twenty years ago, in December 1986, the Boro carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1986/1987Sat 09 MayDoncaster Rvs.0 - 2MiddlesbroughLGE1
1986/1987Sat 13 DecMiddlesbrough1-0Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
1986/1987Mon 24 NovMiddlesbrough3 - 0Doncaster Rvs.ASSM
1966/1967Sat 25 MarDoncaster Rvs.0 - 4MiddlesbroughLGE1
1966/1967Sat 29 OctMiddlesbrough2 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
1957/1958Wed 18 SepDoncaster Rvs.3 - 2MiddlesbroughCHMP
1957/1958Wed 11 SepMiddlesbrough5 - 0Doncaster Rvs.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

The Rovers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Rovers, and 6 goals against.

Middlesbrough are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 7 points from the 3 games they have played so far. Doncaster Rvs. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 3 points from their 3 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

With Middlesbrough only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Doncaster Rvs. Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.