FM Preview: Portsmouth v Doncaster Rovers 22 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Portsmouth v Doncaster Rovers fixture

Portsmouth prepare to entertain Doncaster Rovers at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having managed to conjure up a win from 4 of the previous 6 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Fratton Park was less than a year ago, in November 2010, with Doncaster Rovers inflicting a narrow 2-3 defeat upon the Pompey in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
1979/1980 Sat 08 Mar Portsmouth 2 - 0 Doncaster Rvs. Fourth Division

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Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

The away form of Doncaster Rovers is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Rovers have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 12 points from their 12 matches.

Doncaster Rovers are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 8 points from their 12 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Portsmouth 6 2 0 4 5 6 6
Doncaster Rovers 6 2 1 3 5 9 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! We see this as an opportunity for the Pompey to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Portsmouth 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Doncaster Rovers 8 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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