DRFC - Doncaster v Crystal Palace preview
Doncaster entertain Crystal Palace in their final home game of the season with the future in the Championship for next season now guaranteed.
Rovers won at Plymouth Argyle 3-0 last weekend to guarantee their safety in the Division.
Last time out at home they lost 2-0 against Preston to continue their recent run of poor results at home.
Recent home form (last game first) LLLLWW
The Eagles ended a poor run of results with a 1-0 home victory over Derby County last Saturday.
Last time out away they lost 1-0 at Southampton
Recent away form (last game first) LDLWLL
The two clubs are currently separated by one position and one point in Palace`s favour.
The two clubs have only ever met on four occasions at Doncaster with both sides winning two games each.
The last time they met at Doncaster was a League Cup encounter in 1981 when Rovers beat Palace 1-0.
When the two clubs met earlier in the season at Selhurst Park Rovers were unlucky to come away pointless, Paul Heffernan gave Rovers an early lead before Matt Mills was harshly sent off for a trip on Kuqi in the penalty box which resulted in a penalty to the hosts.
Rovers held on till the 89th minute until Alan Lee scored the winner for Palace.
Full history of results (League unless stated)
1959/60 Crystal Palace 4-0 Doncaster
1959/60 Doncaster 1-2 Crystal Palace
1960/61 Doncaster 1-5 Crystal Palace
1960/61 Crystal Palace 5-1 Doncaster
1975/76 Doncaster 2-1 Crystal Palace League Cup
1981/82 Doncaster 1-0 Crystal Palace League Cup
2003/04 Crystal Palace 2-1 Doncaster League Cup
2008/09 Crystal Palace 2-1 Doncaster
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