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DRFC Sheffield United v Doncaster Rovers preview

Doncaster Rovers travel to near neighbours Sheffield United on Saturday for a South Yorkshire derby.


Sheffield United

The Blades drew their last home league game in midweek and needed two late goals against struggling Ipswich to secure the point.

So far at home this season they remain unbeaten in the league.
They have won two games against Watford 2-0 and Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 and drawn three games with Leicester 1-1, West Brom 2-2 and Ipswich 3-3.

Doncaster Rovers

Last time out on their travel Rovers let a two goal lead slip at Scunthorpe United.

Scunthorpe equalised from the spot deep into injury time with Rovers down to nine men.

Rovers are becoming the divisions draw specialists having drawn seven of their opening ten league games so far.

They have suffered two defeats this season, both on their travels at last seasons Premiership clubs, Middlesbrough 2-0 and West Brom 3-1.


The two clubs have only ever met ten times at Bramall Lane with the home side winning six, Doncaster one and three drawn.

Rovers only victory came in the corresponding fixture last season when a James O`Connor goal took all three points back to the Keepmoat.

History of results at Bramall Lane (League unless stated)

1935/36 Sheffield United 3-0 Doncaster Rovers
1936/37 Sheffield United 3-1 Doncaster Rovers
1950/51 Sheffield United 0-0 Doncaster Rovers
1951/52 Sheffield United 2-1 Doncaster Rovers
1952/53 Sheffield United 2-2 Doncaster Rovers
1956/57 Sheffield United 4-0 Doncaster Rovers
1957/58 Sheffield United 3-0 Doncaster Rovers
1979/80 Sheffield United 1-1 Doncaster Rovers League Cup
1982/83 Sheffield United 3-1 Doncaster Rovers
2008/09 Sheffield United 0-1 Doncaster Rovers

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Match Betting

Sheffield United 5/7
Draw 14/5
Doncaster Rovers 5/1

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Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 1 2009

Time: 9:06PM

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