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DRFC Leicester v Doncaster Preview

Doncaster Rovers make their first ever visit to the Walker Stadium on Tuesday night when they play Leicester City.

Form


Leicester
The Foxes got back to winning ways on Saturday when they won 2-1 at Blackpool.

It was their first win in six games since beating Swansea at the start of the New Year.

Last time out at home they held league leaders Newcastle to a 0-0 draw despite having former Rovers midfielder Richie Wellens sent off in the first half.

Recent home form: Ddwwwd

Doncaster
The Rovers are having their worst run of the season at the moment having lost their last four games.

They were beaten at home by relegation threatened Reading 2-1 on Saturday.

Last time out away from home the lost to an injury time goal in a 2-1 defeat at Cardiff City.

Recent away form: LLWLWW

History

The two sides are meeting for the first time at Leicester since 1956 and it will be the first meeting at the Walker Stadium.

The Foxes have by far the better record winning eleven to Doncaster`s one in their twelve meetings at Leicester.

Rovers have to go all the way back to 1902 for their last win when they won 1-
0.

Scarily, Leicester average three goals a game in these previous encounters, having scored 36 goals in 12 games.

Results at Leicester
1901/02 Leicester 1-0 Doncaster
1902/03 Leicester 0-1 Doncaster
1904/05 Leicester 3-2 Doncaster
1935/36 Leicester 6-0 Doncaster
1936/37 Leicester 7-1 Doncaster
1947/48 Leicester 3-2 Doncaster
1950/51 Leicester 2-0 Doncaster
1951/52 Leicester 2-1 Doncaster
1952/53 Leicester 4-2 Doncaster
1953/54 Leicester 2-0 Doncaster
1955/56 Leicester 3-0 Doncaster
1956/57 Leicester 3-1 Doncaster


Betting (Odds supplied by Betfair.com)

Match Betting
Leicester 10/11
Draw Between 5/2 & 13/5
Doncaster 4/1


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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Sunday February 7 2010
Time: 8:23PM

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I wonder if Richie Wellens is back from suspension for this game?
DonnyEd
07/02/2010 20:32:00
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The history doesn't look very good for this one!
dazza71
07/02/2010 20:34:00
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