FootyMAD's Carlisle United match preview

Last updated : 11 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Doncaster Rovers v Carlisle United fixture

Doncaster Rvs. prepare to entertain Carlisle United at Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 28 games played, Rovers have recorded 13 wins, and Carlisle Utd. have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Keepmoat Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2007, with Carlisle Utd. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Rovers in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 03 FebDoncaster Rvs.1-2Carlisle Utd.LGE1
2006/2007Sat 05 AugCarlisle Utd.1 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 08 MayDoncaster Rvs.1 - 0Carlisle Utd.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 29 NovCarlisle Utd.0 - 1Doncaster Rvs.LGE2
1996/1997Sat 29 MarCarlisle Utd.0 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LGE2
1996/1997Sat 17 AugDoncaster Rvs.0 - 1Carlisle Utd.LGE2
1995/1996Tue 07 NovCarlisle Utd.1 - 1Doncaster Rvs.ASSM

Recent respective form guides

Doncaster Rovers are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

The away form of Carlisle Utd. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Cumbrians have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Doncaster Rvs. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 38 points from their 24 games so far. Carlisle Utd. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola League One, and have accumulated 42 points from the 23 games they have played so far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Doncaster Rvs.632112511
Carlisle Utd.6312101110

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its not been a very profitable last few weeks for Doncaster Rvs., and I'm afraid the Footymad team cannot see it getting too much better here. Look no further than honours being even at the end of this one. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Doncaster Rvs. 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Carlisle Utd. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.