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DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Sheffield United Preview

Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield United meet in front of the live BBC cameras this Saturday evening in an eagerly anticipated South Yorkshire derby.

Form


Doncaster
Rovers were beaten at home in midweek for the first time this season despite two goals from Dean Shiels, when they went down 3-2 to Derby County.

So far this season at home, they have won two, drawn three and lost one.

They are currently in fourteenth place on sixteen points, having won four, drawn four and lost four this season.

Home Form: LDdWWD

Sheffield United
The Blades won away from home in midweek when they beat Hull City 1-0 thanks to a Mark Yeates goal.

So far this season away from home, they have won two, drawn two and lost two.

They are currently in seventeenth place on fifteen points, having won four, drawn three and lost five so far this season.

Away Form: WDLWLD

History

For two clubs so close geographically they have only met on thirteen occasions at Doncaster.

The stats are even with both sides enjoying four wins apiece and five draws.

When the two sides met at the Keepmoat last season in March, James Hayter gave Rovers an early lead only for James Harper to equalise in the closing minutes in a 1-1 draw.


Full list of results at Doncaster (League unless stated)
1935/36 Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Sheffield United
1936/37 Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Sheffield United
1937/38 Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Sheffield United Fa Cup
1950/51 Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Sheffield United
1951/52 Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Sheffield United
1952/53 Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Sheffield United
1956/57 Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Sheffield United
1957/58 Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Sheffield United
1979/80 Doncaster Rovers 3-1 Sheffield United League Cup
1982/83 Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Sheffield United
1988/89 Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Sheffield United Fa Cup
2008/09 Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Sheffield United
2009/10 Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Sheffield United


Betting (Odds supplied by Blue Square)

Doncaster 6/5
Draw 9/4
Sheffield United 2/1


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Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 21 2010

Time: 9:26PM

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Need to try and pull together with the depleted side and get three points from this, we are getting closer to the relegation zone.
1879Rovers
Going to be a difficult game, Sheff Utd have started to pick up under Gary Speed.
DonnyEd
 

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