Stevenage look a great bet to halt the Doncaster juggernaut in Saturday's League Two clash.
Stevenage v Doncaster - Saturday 15:00
Events are conspiring to keep Stevenage under the radar but that can only be good news for punters because there’s big value on Darren Sarll’s men beating third-placed Doncaster in Saturday’s rearranged League Two clash at Broadhall Way. The visitors can go top with a win but it’s fairly standard for teams at this level to choke when there’s such a tangible incentive at stake.
Stevenage were 2-1 winners at Portsmouth last weekend but all the talk afterwards was about the half-time altercation in the home dressing room that led to skipper Michael Doyle and centre back Christian Burgess being substituted. There’s no disputing that helped the Boro’s cause but there’s ample evidence to believe they would have held their own in any case.
The Hertfordshire club have now played four of the top five teams, sharing three goals on each occasion and giving as good as they’ve got every step of the way. And yet the shot data, which ranks them seventh, suggests they are fast improving. They might be 14th in the table currently but four points from their two games in hand would see them rise to sixth.
Doncaster, by contrast, aren’t quite the all-conquering force that some are making out. They are heavily reliant on their home form and the fixture list has been relatively kind lately. On the road, their games churn out goals at a rate of four per game (four wins, four defeats). Back the home win at 11/4 and take a punt on the Stevenage 3-1 correct score at 30/1.