FootyMAD's Doncaster Rovers match preview

Last updated : 12 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Doncaster Rovers fixture

Crystal Palace play host to Doncaster Rovers at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. All the previous meetings between the two have been won by the Eagles.

The last time the two teams met at Crystal Palace was back in September 2003, over five years ago, the Eagles carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 23 SepCrystal Palace2-1Doncaster Rvs.LGEC
1981/1982Tue 27 OctCrystal Palace2 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LGEC
1981/1982Tue 06 OctDoncaster Rvs.1 - 0Crystal PalaceLGEC
1975/1976Tue 09 SepDoncaster Rvs.2 - 1Crystal PalaceLGEC
1960/1961Sat 31 DecCrystal Palace5 - 1Doncaster Rvs.LGE2
1960/1961Sat 27 AugDoncaster Rvs.1 - 5Crystal PalaceLGE2
1959/1960Sat 09 AprDoncaster Rvs.1 - 2Crystal PalaceLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Eagles, with 5 goals against.

The away form of Doncaster Rvs. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Rovers have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Crystal Palace lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 33 points from their 22 games so far. Doncaster Rvs. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 18 points from their 22 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace641112613
Doncaster Rvs.6231329

FootyMad's prediction ...

With the Eagles being in decent shape at home at the moment, I am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Doncaster Rvs. Not won in previous 11 away matches.