FootyMAD's Doncaster Rovers match preview

Last updated : 18 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Leeds United v Doncaster Rovers fixture

The Whites play host to Doncaster Rovers at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The fixture has produced 3 draws, with 4 wins being posted by Leeds.

The last time the two teams met at Elland Road was way back in the black-and-white days of December 1955, with United running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Second Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1955/1956Sat 14 AprDoncaster Rvs.1 - 2Leeds Utd.CHMP
1955/1956Sat 03 DecLeeds Utd.3 - 0Doncaster Rvs.CHMP
1954/1955Sat 02 AprDoncaster Rvs.0 - 1Leeds Utd.CHMP
1954/1955Sat 13 NovLeeds Utd.1 - 0Doncaster Rvs.CHMP
1953/1954Sat 10 AprDoncaster Rvs.0 - 0Leeds Utd.CHMP
1953/1954Sat 07 NovLeeds Utd.3 - 1Doncaster Rvs.CHMP
1952/1953Sat 25 AprLeeds Utd.1 - 1Doncaster Rvs.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Leeds United are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Whites, with 4 goals against.

Rovers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for Rovers, and 5 goals against.

Leeds are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 43 points from 26 games. Doncaster's total of 41 points from their 25 games sees them sitting in the play-off places in Coca-Cola League One.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Leeds Utd.63129710

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the Whites, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Leeds Utd.10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4.
Doncaster Rvs.Undefeated in last 10 away games.
6 games since last defeat.