Walsall have enjoyed an excellent start to the season with the Hatters currently sitting fifth in the early League One table, however their back-to-back league draws with Blackpool and Barnsley earlier this month resulted in them losing ground in their pursuit of the early pace-setters in League One and they will be desperate to return to winning ways when they entertain Doncaster Rovers on Saturday afternoon. Dean Keates’s men have avoided defeat in each of their three home games in the league this term with 2-1 wins over Plymouth Argyle and Gillingham as well as a 0-0 draw with Blackpool. We envisage this unbeaten streak continuing when Rovers come to town this weekend although we’ll be stopping short of backing the hosts to collect all three points, the bookmakers giving away free bets on Walsall v Doncaster Rovers.
Doncaster appointed former Peterborough United boss Grant McCann as their new manager during the summer and he has thus far overseen a mixed bag of results. Rovers sit seventh in the League One table as things stand thanks to three wins, three draws and a single defeat from their seven league games. They head into this weekend’s clash on the back of 2-1 win at home to Luton Town and while this has been their only win in their last seven matches across all competitions, we expect the visitors to give a good account of themselves in the West Midlands on Saturday afternoon.
This is certain to be a evenly-fought affair given that neither side have been enjoying much in the way of consistency of late. Rovers have drawn three and lost three of their last seven competitive outings while Barnsley have won just one of their last four, therefore we’ll be siding with the spoils being shared this weekend, William Hill Bookies going 13/5 on a draw.