FM Preview: Doncaster Rovers v Portsmouth 14 Apr 2012

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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

Team P W D L F A P
Doncaster Rovers 6 0 1 5 3 15 1
Portsmouth 6 2 1 3 9 11 7

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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