Rochdale are sitting firmly in the bottom half of the League One table following what has been a hugely inconsistent campaign thus far, the Dale picking up just thirteen points from their opening twelve league games and winning just three of those. Indeed two of those wins were away from Spotland and given that Keith Hill’s men have won just two of their seven home matches across all competitions this term, we’re far from confident that they will manage anything for their efforts when high-flying Doncaster Rovers come to town. Indeed the hosts have collected just two points from their last four league outings courtesy of draws with Bristol Rovers (0-0) and Blackpool (2-2) and the evidence suggests that they will be in for a tough afternoon on Saturday, the bookmakers giving away free bets on Rochdale v Doncaster Rovers.
Visitors Doncaster are having an altogether better time of things this season with the South Yorkshire side sitting sixth in the League One table with just three points separating them from the top two. Grant McCann’s men have been a bit of a mixed bag in recent outings however and they head into this match on the back of two league defeats against Fleetwood Town (0-4) and Accrington Stanley (1-0). These disappointing results came on the back of an excellent run during which Rovers won their previous four games and McCann will be desperate to see his side return to winning ways this weekend. Going on recent form this is a tough one to call given that while Donny remain in the play-off places, their recent results have been thoroughly disappointing. Nevertheless a modicum of confidence will have been restored following Doncaster’s 2-0 home win over Grimsby Town in the Checkatrade Trophy earlier this week and we’ll be siding with the visitors to edge their way to a much-needed three points when they head to Spotland on Saturday afternoon, Unibet Bookmakers going 7/4 on Doncaster Rovers to win.