Match Preview – Doncaster Rovers vs Leicester City

Two points better off than last season. Ten points from automatic promotion and ten points from the drop. As things stand, this was not the merry Christmas most City fans were expecting in August.

Last week Leicester’s defence failed to hold out against free scoring Peterborough. It will be much more worrying if the Foxes struggle to keep Doncaster Rovers at bay today. Rovers have scored six league goals at home this season, fewer than any other Championship side. They’re failed to score eight times this season and failed to score more than one goal in 18 of their 21 league matches.

Leicester have problems in this department too, but their particular hex seems to apply only before half time. The Foxes have scored just seven times before the interval and ten of City’s Championship matches this season have been goalless at the break (Coral are offering 15/8 on the same happening this afternoon).

Away fans expecting a easy ride should remember that only a fortnight ago Southampton were sent home from the Keepmoat with nothing. It might have been only Doncaster’s second home win of the season, but it shows what Dean Saunders can get from his new look squad on their day.

But Leicester have improved on the road this season. This time last year the Foxes had lost seven of their ten away matches, this year they’ve taken points in seven of their ten away trips. Away trips to Doncaster have occasionally been fruitful, but half of them have been drawn. If City share the points today they will equal their longest run of the season without a win…three matches.

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