Doncaster vs Rochdale Prediction & Match Preview

Doncaster vs Rochdale
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Keepmoat Stadium (Doncaster).

Doncaster are in contention for a spot in the playoffs, whereas their counterparts are placed just two positions above the relegation cut-off. On top of that the former have the home advantage, and have performed well in h2h clashes over the years. Therefore, hosts Doncaster are expected to put forth a great performance this Saturday.

Doncaster vs Rochdale Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Seven of the last ten wins went to Doncaster.
  • Rochdale conceded thrice or more in two of the former three matches.
  • The last time these two met at this venue, the home team recorded a 5-0 win.
  • Five of the preceding seven wins at this venue went to Doncaster.
  • Since 2000, only twice have the hosts failed to score at this stadium.

Doncaster vs Rochdale Prediction

Doncaster recorded a 0-3 win on the road the last match-day against Tranmere. With the season entering its latter phase, the win highlighted the team’s desire to go after a playoff qualification.

Rochdale registered a tough-fought 1-0 win at home the prior game week over Shrewsbury. It was their first win in the past four games, and just the third in the previous eleven fixtures. After such a dry run, it was a much-needed win. However, their next game is on the road, against an in-form Doncaster.

Rochdale had lost five of their last six road trips, and had conceded twice or more in four of these. On the other hand, Doncaster had won three of their last four home fixtures, and most importantly, the latest h2h clash at this venue had ended in a massive 5-0 win for the hosts.

Moreover, Doncaster had recorded seven of the past ten h2h wins, and five of the last seven victories at this venue. Also, only twice have the guests recorded h2h wins at this stadium since 2000, and only twice have they kept clean sheets here in the said period.

As such, expect a strong showing from Doncaster. It’s only logical to back them for a convincing win.

Doncaster vs Rochdale Betting Tips

  • To Win: Doncaster @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Doncaster to Score in First Half @ 1.67 (2/3).