FootyMAD's Doncaster Rovers match preview

Last updated : 29 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Doncaster Rovers v Norwich City fixture

Norwich City travel to take on Doncaster Rovers at Keepmoat Stadium on Friday evening, determined to keep up their impressive record at the venue, having come through the challenge on 3 of the previous 4 occasions.

The last time the two teams met at Doncaster Rvs. was way back in the black-and-white days of September 1958, with Norwich City inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Rovers in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 25 OctNorwich City2 - 1Doncaster Rvs.CHMP
1981/1982Sat 23 JanNorwich City2 - 1Doncaster Rvs.FAC
1958/1959Wed 04 FebNorwich City3 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
1958/1959Sat 27 SepDoncaster Rvs.0 - 1Norwich CityLGE1
1936/1937Sat 13 MarNorwich City2 - 1Doncaster Rvs.CHMP
1936/1937Sat 07 NovDoncaster Rvs.1 - 2Norwich CityCHMP
1935/1936Sat 02 MayNorwich City2 - 1Doncaster Rvs.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Doncaster Rovers have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the Rovers score just 6 goals, though they have conceded 2.

The away form of Norwich City is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Canaries have hit 5 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Doncaster Rvs. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 30 points from 28 matches. Norwich City are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 30 from their 29 matches played.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Doncaster Rvs.64208214
Norwich City6123985

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Rovers, as the Canaries have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Doncaster Rvs. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Norwich City Not won in previous 6 away matches.