League Two Tips: Doncaster v Exeter (Saturday, 3pm)

April 29, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ All,Football,League Two

League Two frontrunners Doncaster Rovers welcome play-off hopefuls Exeter City to the Keepmoat Stadium. It’s both sides’ penultimate match in League Two, with Rovers hoping to seal the league trophy in front of their home fans.

Here are our betting tips and predictions.

Doncaster v Exeter Prediction

Doncaster to win at 23/25 with 888sport

Doncaster v Exeter Best Bet

Doncaster to win by one goal at 11/4 with Bet365

Doncaster v Exeter Past Meetings

These two sides have only met twice since the millennium – once in the 2004 FA Cup, which City won, and this season’s reverse fixture. Rovers won November’s match, coming from a goal behind to take a 3-1 victory.

Doncaster v Exeter Stats

Donny have won 14 home league matches from a possible 22 this season. Over 2.5 goals has happened in 55% of those.

The Grecians have won 12 from 22 away matches in the league, while over 2.5 goals has happened in 59% of those.

Doncaster Team News

Doncaster defender Mathieu Baudry will miss the last two games of the season due to surgery on his injured Achilles. Midfielder Matty Blair is back from suspension, but James Coppinger, Andy Williams and Alfie May are doubts.

Exeter Team News

Manager Paul Tisdale has no new injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s match. Midfielder Lee Holmes could make his first start since Boxing Day following ankle ligament damage.

Reason for Doncaster v Exeter Bets

Doncaster’s last game of the season at Keepmoat is being billed as a promotion party, as the Yorkshire club celebrate their immediate return to League One next term. However, it could become more than that if they can beat visitors Exeter and other results go their way. They’re two points top of League Two with two games remaining, so if they win and nearest rivals Plymouth drop points, the trophy is theirs.

Admittedly, since Donny had their promotion confirmed, their form has dropped. Their last three results have been a draw and two losses, albeit to three play-off hopefuls. Their grasp on the title has lessened, but club captain James Coppinger has recently come out and said that they’re still determined to secure top spot.

The Grecians meanwhile are nestled nicely in the play-off spots. However, the League Two play-off race is one of the tightest ever – 10 clubs are still legitimately in with a chance. City sit three points above Mansfield, who lie just outside the play-off places but with an inferior goal difference.

Not only does this match pit two sides still gunning for their respective goals, but it also brings together the league’s best home side against the second-best away record. What makes the home side stand out is their ability not to lose at Keepmoat. They’ve only lost twice there all season.

Whilst two teams with everything to play for sometimes leads to them cancelling each other out, Donny should just edge this match. They have the motivation of a possible trophy and the overall team quality. Back a home win at 23/25 with 888sport. However, the Grecians will be desperate not to lose, so back the home side to edge a win. Back Donny to win by one goal at 11/4 with Bet365.

Doncaster v Exeter Prediction

Doncaster to win at 23/25 with 888sport

Doncaster v Exeter Best Bet

Doncaster to win by one goal at 11/4 with Bet365