FootyMAD's Doncaster Rovers match preview

Last updated : 29 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Doncaster Rovers v Northampton Town fixture

Northampton travel to take on Doncaster Rovers at Belle Vue Gound on Friday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Cobblers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Doncaster Rvs. was back in November 1996, over five years ago, with Northampton inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Rovers in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 30 AugNorthampton1 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LD3
1996/1997Sat 22 FebNorthampton2 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LD3
1996/1997Tue 19 NovDoncaster Rvs.1 - 2NorthamptonLD3
1995/1996Sat 24 FebNorthampton3 - 3Doncaster Rvs.LD3
1995/1996Sat 16 SepDoncaster Rvs.1 - 0NorthamptonLD3
1994/1995Sat 10 DecNorthampton0 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LD3
1994/1995Sat 20 AugDoncaster Rvs.1 - 0NorthamptonLD3

Recent respective form guides

Doncaster Rovers have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Rovers, with 3 goals against.

Northampton have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Cobblers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Doncaster Rvs. are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 55 points from their 28 games. Northampton find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 33 points from their 26 matches.

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

Northampton have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Doncaster Rvs. may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Doncaster Rvs. 12 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 20 .
Northampton 4 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.