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DRFC Derby v Doncaster Rovers Preview

DRFC Derby v Doncaster Rovers Preview

Doncaster Rovers travel to Derby County on Saturday hoping to continue with their impressive start to December.

Form

Derby
The Rams are in decent form at the moment and go into the game unbeaten in four.

Last time out they won 1-0 at Watford thanks to a late goal from Porter.

Last time out at home they drew 2-2 with promotion chasing West Brom.

Recent home form: DWWLWW

Doncaster
Rovers have won three out of three in December and are now just five points outside the play off positions.

Last time out they beat Bristol City 1-0 at home thanks to a Billy Sharp goal, Sharp as now scored in five games in a row and eight in his last nine games.

Last time out on their travels they won 3-0 at Crystal Palace to record their first away win of the season.

Recent away form: WLLLDDL

History

The two sides have only ever met six times at Derby with last seasons encounter being the first ever at Pride Park.

In the six encounters, Derby have won four to Rovers one and one as been drawn.

Last season Doncaster enjoyed doing their first double over the midlands club.

Rovers won at Derby on the opening day of the season 1-0 thanks to a second half Lewis Guy goal and won the return 2-1 at the Keepmoat.

List of results at Derby
1953/54 Derby 2-0 Doncaster
1954/55 Derby 5-0 Doncaster
1957/58 Derby 1-0 Doncaster
1984/85 Derby 3-1 Doncaster
1985/86 Derby 1-1 Doncaster
2008/09 Derby 0-1 Doncaster

Betting (Odds supplied by Betfair.com)

Match Betting

Derby 11/8
Draw 12/5
Doncaster 12/5



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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Thursday December 17 2009
Time: 7:54PM

Comments

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Should be a good game with both sides playing well.
dazza71
17/12/2009 20:54:00
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Derby will be looking for revenge after last season.
King Billy
17/12/2009 20:58:00
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I fancy a draw on Saturday, hope Sharp can keep his goalscoring run going.
DonnyEd
17/12/2009 21:36:00
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