League Two has been dominated by Doncaster and Plymouth for most of the season and they both get the chance to test themselves against each other this weekend when they lock-horns at the Keepmoat Stadium, however who will come out on top in this crunch match?
Donnie enjoy a six point lead over this weekend’s opponents and they effectively have it all sewn-up as far as automatic promotion is concerned. Plymouth are also in an extremely strong position to make the jump to League One without the need for a play-off lottery, therefore at stake this weekend is a chance to challenge for the title.
Of the two sides, Doncaster Rovers have the edge as far as recent form is concerned and who can argue with a record of just one league defeat in eighteen outings. Their solitary loss was at Carlisle United in mid-February, however they were on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline at Plymouth’s Home Park in December and the Pilgrims will be confident of doing the double on their title rivals this weekend.
Indeed Plymouth have been no slouches of late although they have come up short against some of the ‘weaker’ sides in the division in recent weeks. A 3-2 home defeat to rock-bottom side Leyton Orient last month was an undoubted shock as was a 1-0 defeat to struggling Notts County at Home Park just two weeks later. A third home defeat in four games came against Blackpool earlier this month although it must be said that Derek Aadams’ men have more than held their own away from home in recent weeks.
Plymouth are a decent side by League Two standards, of that there can be little doubt, however they have shown signs of inconsistency and we really cannot back them with any confidence to win this weekend based upon this, however Doncaster are unbeaten at home this season in the league and we don’t envisage this proud record coming to an end this weekend, even if Plymouth make things interesting by banging in a consolation goal or two.