FM Preview: Doncaster Rovers v Portsmouth 14 Apr 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 13th April 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Doncaster Rovers and Portsmouth at 15:00 on 14th April 2012 in the Championship.
History of the Doncaster Rovers v Portsmouth fixture
Portsmouth face a trip to Doncaster Rovers at Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday afternoon, determined to keep up their impressive record at the venue, having come through the challenge on 4 of the previous 6 occasions.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Keepmoat Stadium was just last season, in February 2011, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 22 Oct||Portsmouth||3 - 1||Doncaster Rvs.||Championship|
|2010/2011||Sat 12 Feb||Doncaster Rvs.||0 - 2||Portsmouth||Championship|
|2010/2011||Sat 13 Nov||Portsmouth||2 - 3||Doncaster Rvs.||Championship|
|1982/1983||Sat 30 Apr||Doncaster Rvs.||0 - 2||Portsmouth||Third Division|
|1982/1983||Sat 27 Nov||Portsmouth||2 - 1||Doncaster Rvs.||Third Division|
|1981/1982||Sat 17 Apr||Portsmouth||0 - 0||Doncaster Rvs.||Third Division|
|1981/1982||Sat 05 Dec||Doncaster Rvs.||0 - 0||Portsmouth||Third Division|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Doncaster Rovers's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. While Rovers have scored 5, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Portsmouth is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Pompey have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Doncaster Rovers find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 42 games have yielded only 32 points.
Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 34 points from their 42 games thus far.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing appears to be going right for the Pompey out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Doncaster Rovers. Away win
|Doncaster Rovers||Been beaten in each of their previous 4 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 10 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
|Portsmouth||Not won in previous 7 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.
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