FootyMAD's Doncaster Rovers match preview

Last updated : 06 April 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Doncaster Rovers fixture

Brighton & HA play host to Doncaster Rovers at Withdean Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Seagulls have won an impressive 6 of the 9 meetings between the two sides, drawing the other 3.

The last time the two teams met at Brighton & HA was back in February 1998, over five years ago, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 25 NovDoncaster Rvs.1 - 0Brighton & HALGE1
1997/1998Sat 14 FebBrighton & HA0-0Doncaster Rvs.LGE2
1997/1998Sat 04 OctDoncaster Rvs.1 - 3Brighton & HALGE2
1996/1997Sat 26 AprBrighton & HA1 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LGE2
1996/1997Sat 19 OctDoncaster Rvs.3 - 0Brighton & HALGE2
1987/1988Sat 23 AprDoncaster Rvs.0 - 2Brighton & HALGE1
1987/1988Wed 04 NovBrighton & HA2 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Brighton & Hove Albion losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 4 in the wrong end.

Doncaster Rvs. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Rovers have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Brighton & HA see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 52 points from their 40 games played so far, Doncaster Rvs.'s 55 points from 40 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Brighton & HA6141447
Doncaster Rvs.62135107

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Brighton & HA only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Brighton & HA Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Doncaster Rvs. No sequences of note