FootyMAD's Doncaster Rovers match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Doncaster Rovers fixture

Southampton play host to Doncaster Rovers at St. Marys 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 Saints.

The last time the two teams met at Southampton was way back in the black-and-white days of April 1959, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 27 SepDoncaster Rvs.0 - 2SouthamptonCHMP
1958/1959Sat 25 AprSouthampton1-1Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
1958/1959Sat 24 JanDoncaster Rvs.3 - 2SouthamptonLGE1
1952/1953Sat 07 MarDoncaster Rvs.1 - 0SouthamptonCHMP
1952/1953Sat 18 OctSouthampton3 - 3Doncaster Rvs.CHMP
1951/1952Mon 14 AprDoncaster Rvs.0 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
1951/1952Wed 12 SepSouthampton2 - 0Doncaster Rvs.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Southampton need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. Saints have conceded a disappointing 9 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Doncaster Rvs.'s away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 26 points from their 27 games thus far. Doncaster Rvs. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 24 points from their 26 games thus far.

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

These are testing times at St. Marys for the Saints and the Madmen are unable to see past Doncaster Rvs. claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Failed to win in previous 9 home matches.
Doncaster Rvs. 4 games since last defeat.