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Doncaster entertain Ipswich Town this Saturday with Roy Keane`s dog waiting by their front door with the dog lead in it`s mouth!

Form


Doncaster

Rovers home form so far this season has seen them win one against Cardiff City 2-0 and draw the other two against Preston 1-1 and Coventry 0-0.

Last time out Rovers lost 3-1 at West Brom in midweek after taking an early lead.

Ipswich

Roy Keane is already under pressure in the Ipswich hot seat this season after the club have yet to record a win in seven league games.

Away from home they have played four and lost four at Coventry 2-1, West Brom 2-0, Peterborough 2-1 and Middlesbrough 3-1.

Last time out in the league they drew 1-1 at home against Nottingham Forest.

History

The two clubs have only ever met on seven occasions, at Doncaster, Ipswich have yet to record a win with Rovers winning two and drawing two.

When the two clubs met last season Rovers completed the double over Ipswich with a 1-0 home victory, in front of the live Sky TV cameras thanks to a goal from on loan Shelton Martis.

When they met in the return game at Portman Road Rovers won 3-1 thanks to goals from Gareth Roberts, John Spicer and Paul Heffernan.

Full history of games (League unless stated)
1954/55 Ipswich 5-1 Doncaster
1954/55 Doncaster 1-1 Ipswich
1957/58 Ipswich 2-0 Doncaster
1957/58 Doncaster 1-1 Ipswich
2004/05 Doncaster 2-0 Ipswich League Cup
2008/09 Doncaster 1-0 Ipswich
2008/09 Ipswich 1-3 Doncaster

Betting (Odds supplied by Betfair.com)

Match Betting

Doncaster 6/4
Draw 12/5
Ipswich 11/5

Prediction

Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Ipswich Town - Walkies!



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Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 17 2009

Time: 6:48PM

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Fancy Rovers to get a win, Billy Sharp will have a good home debut.
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