Walsall v Doncaster Rovers: Team news, key stats and match odds

Chris Brown scores for Rovers in a 3-0 win at Walsall in 2012.
Chris Brown scores for Rovers in a 3-0 win at Walsall in 2012.

Here’s your bitesize build-up to this weekend’s game between Walsall and Doncaster Rovers at the Bescot Stadium.

TEAM NEWS

Grant McCann is likely to name an unchanged side following last weekend’s win over Luton Town.

Herbie Kane is fine after coming off against the Hatters with a slight niggle.

Possible: Marosi, Mason, Wright, Butler, Andrew, Whiteman, Kane, Blair, Coppinger, Wilks, Marquis.

LAST MEETING

Walsall 4 Rovers 2

February 13, 2018, League One

This horror show arguably resulted in Doncaster altering their defensive mindset under Darren Ferguson – becoming more no-nonsense.

Walsall waltzed into a 3-0 half time lead, Rovers were not at the races. Two late goals from Tommy Rowe and Niall Mason failed to save their blushes.

STAT ATTACK

The Saddlers finished four places below Doncaster last season, in 19th.

But they won more points at home than Rovers, 33 compared to 30. 

BAD OMEN?

Rovers have lost on their last three visits to the Bescot Stadium.

Their last victory there came on the opening day of the promotion-winning 2012/13 season when Chris Brown (inset), David Cotterill and Kyle Bennett scored in a 3-0 win.

Walsall have won the last seven meetings between the two sides.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Walsall wins: 32

Draws: 9

Rovers wins: 21

FORM GUIDE

Walsall: WDDWD

Rovers: DDLDLW

MATCH ODDS

Walsall 2/1 Draw 11/5 Rovers 7/5