FootyMAD's Bournemouth match preview

Last updated : 02 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Doncaster Rovers v Bournemouth fixture

Doncaster Rvs. play host to Bournemouth at Belle Vue Gound on Monday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 1 of the 13 previous games, with the Rovers winning just 6.

The last time the two teams met at Doncaster Rvs. was well over fifteen years ago, back in March 1987, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 25 SepBournemouth5 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
2002/2003Sat 16 NovBournemouth2 - 1Doncaster Rvs.FAC
1986/1987Tue 17 MarDoncaster Rvs.0-3BournemouthLGE1
1986/1987Tue 21 OctBournemouth3 - 2Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
1985/1986Sat 19 AprBournemouth1 - 1Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
1985/1986Sat 23 NovDoncaster Rvs.1 - 1BournemouthLGE1
1984/1985Sat 09 FebDoncaster Rvs.3 - 0BournemouthLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Doncaster Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The Cherries have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Doncaster Rvs. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 33 points from their 25 games played so far, Bournemouth are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 41 points from 24 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Doncaster Rvs.6132796
Bournemouth641111813

FootyMad's prediction ...

Doncaster Rvs. are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Bournemouth running out comfortable winners. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Doncaster Rvs. Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Bournemouth Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.