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Doncaster Rovers vs Crewe Alexandra: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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        • (6') M. Demetriou
        • (16') J. Maxwell (OG)
        • (121') T. Lo-Tutala
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        • (23') E. Nevitt
        • (39') A. Rowe
        • (120') J. Austerfield

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            Joe Ironside to Score First @ 4/1
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            Doncaster to win & Both Teams to Score @ 5/2
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            Doncaster Rovers vs Crewe Alexandra: Preview & Prediction

            Crewe Alexandra make the trip to Eco-Power Stadium to take on Doncaster in the second leg of the League Two Play-off Semi Finals on Friday. Doncaster picked up a big win in the first leg, leaving Crewe with a big gap to fill.

            Date: 10/05/2024

            Kick off time: 20:00

            Location: Eco-Power Stadium

            The win for Doncaster in the first leg gives Crewe a two goal deficit to overturn. However, after failing to score in the first leg, Crewe need to find the goals.

            Doncaster finished the League Two season in fifth after 46 games. The Rovers picked up 21 wins, eight draws and 17 losses, leaving them on 71 points, two points within the Play-offs but 15 points from automatic promotion.

            The Rovers were active in front of goal this season, scoring 73 goals in 46 games, an average of 1.59 goals a game. Doncaster were a little less consistent at the other end of the pitch, conceding 68 goals but keeping 12 clean sheets.

            Crewe finished just below Doncaster in sixth at the end of the League Two season. In 46 games, The Railwaymen picked up 19 wins, 14 draws and 13 losses which left them on 71 points, equal with Doncaster and 15 points behind Mansfield in the last automatic promotion spot.

            The Railwaymen were consistent in front of goal, scoring 69 goals in 46 games which gives them an average of 1.50 goals a game. However, Crewe were better defensively, conceding 65 goals and keeping 13 clean sheets.

            Doncaster and Crewe have met 110 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming all the way back in 1924. Doncaster have the better record in the fixture with 45 wins in comparison to Crewe’s 38 wins, with the other 27 games ending in a draw.

            The last five games in this fixture have seen two wins for Doncaster, two wins for Crewe and one draw. Only two of the last five games have seen both sides on the scoresheet.

            Team News

            Doncaster Rovers Team News

            Grant McCann could be without Ian Lawlor and Ben Close this week. Thimothée Jacques Orcel Lo-Tutala is also still suspended.

            Crewe Alexandra Team News

            Lee Bell has a long list of potential absentees including: Christopher Lang, Conor Thomas, Courtney Baker-Richardson, Ed Turns, Luke Offord and Jack Powell.

            Recent Form

            In their last five games in all competitions, Doncaster have four wins and one draw.

            Hakeeb Adelakun opened the scoring for Doncaster in the sixth minute and Joe Ironside doubled the lead over Accrington Stanley before halftime. James Maxwell and Owen Bailey added goals in the second half as Accrington failed to convert any of their two shots on target and Doncaster secured the 4 - 0 win.

            The next time out again Barrow saw Doncaster behind at halftime due to goals from Emile Acquah and Rory Feely. However, in the second half Ironside picked up a brace and was joined on the scoresheet by Adelakun and Harrison Biggins to give Doncaster a 4 - 2 win.

            Doncaster were behind again, this time Colchester took the lead in the ninth minute through Jayden Fevrier. Luke Molyneux and Biggins both scored to give Doncaster the lead at halftime and in the second half, Tom Anderson and Ironside found the back of the net to secure a 4 - 1 win for Doncaster.

            The last time out in League Two for Doncaster was against Gillngham. Ironside opened the scoring for Doncaster and Molyneux doubled the lead before halftime. However, early in the second half Lo-Tutala was sent off for Doncaster and a goal from Timothée Dieng and an own goal from Anderson forced a 2 - 2 draw for Gillingham.

            In their last five games in all competitions, Crewe have one win, one draw and three losses.

            Elliott Nevitt scored the only goal of the game for Crewe in the 70th minute to give them the 1 - 0 win over Morecambe. This win came despite the late red card for Crewe’s Lewis Leigh as Morecambe had just two shots on target.

            The next time out saw Crewe as the team with just two shots on target. Toby Mullarkey opened the scoring for Grimsby in the first half and in the second half both Curtis Thompson and Denver Hume found the back of the net in the 3 - 0 win for Grimsby.

            It was another 3 - 0 loss for Crewe the next time out, this time against Wrexham. Ollie Palmer and Paul Mullin both scored to give Wrexham the 2 - 0 lead at halftime. Just after halftime Ryan Cooney was sent off for Crewe and Andy Cannon scored for Wrexham to give them the 3 - 0 win.

            The last game of the normal season saw Crewe at Colchester. Noah Chilvers opened the scoring for Colchester in the first half but Nevitt popped up with a goal in the extra time to rescue a 1 - 1 draw for Crewe.

            The first leg of the Play-off Semi Finals saw Molyneux give Doncaster the 1 - 0 lead at halftime. Biggins then scored three minutes into the second half to double the lead for The Rovers. Crewe had just two shots on target and failed to convert either of them, giving Doncaster the 2 - 0 win and Crewe a mountain to climb.

            Footy Accumulators Prediction

            After the big win in the first half, Doncaster are likely to repeat this on home turf, with Crewe unlikely to get on the scoresheet again. Doncaster 2 - 0 Crewe Alexandra

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            Last updated 24/05/2024

            Where to watch

            Doncaster Rovers vs Crewe Alexandra will be shown on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event in the U.K. and can also be followed online on BBC Sport or Sky Sports.