FootyMAD Doncaster Rovers match preview

History of the Doncaster Rovers v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs travel to take on Doncaster Rovers at Belle Vue Gound on Saturday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Pirates have won 5 of the 14 games compared to the host's 7 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Doncaster was well over fifteen years ago, back in March 1988, with Bristol Rvs inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Rovers in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1987/1988Fri 25 MarDoncaster0 - 1Bristol RvsDIV3
1987/1988Sat 24 OctBristol Rvs4 - 0DoncasterDIV3
1986/1987Wed 06 MayBristol Rvs2 - 3DoncasterDIV3
1986/1987Sat 02 MayDoncaster2 - 0Bristol RvsDIV3
1985/1986Sat 08 FebBristol Rvs1 - 0DoncasterDIV3
1985/1986Sat 19 OctDoncaster0 - 2Bristol RvsDIV3
1984/1985Fri 08 MarDoncaster2 - 2Bristol RvsDIV3

Recent respective form guides

Doncaster Rovers have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 4 conceded.

Bristol Rvs have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Doncaster's 16 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Bristol Rvs's total of 17 points from their 11 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Nationwide League Division Three.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

An indifferent set of results for Bristol Rvs on the road, and I believe this game is only going to yield a solitary point for the Pirates. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Doncaster No sequences of note
Bristol Rvs Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.