Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
A spot in the FA Cup last 32 will be at stake when Blackburn Rovers and Doncaster Rovers face each other at Ewood Park. The Riversiders desperately needed a win against Birmingham City, and they managed to get one, with the team putting an end to their three-game winless run in the Championship. Blackburn Rovers aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football game against Doncaster.
The Donny recorded four wins in the previous five league fixtures, but Blackburn will pose a much bigger threat for the League One side than their previous rivals. Since the Riversiders are regarded as good hosts, we predict that Doncaster will return home empty-handed from the trip to Lancashire. When the two teams met in the EFL Cup in August, 2020 Blackburn defeated Doncaster 3-2, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Ed Upson):
Born on the 21st Of November, 1989, Ed Upson is an English professional footballer having capped for his country at the under-17 and under-19 levels. The Bury St.Edmonds local signed his first professional contract with youth club Ipswich at the age of 17. In 2008, he joined Stevenage Borough on loan and made his professional debut against Kettering Town in September. This appearance turned out to be his only for the club before he returned to Ipswich.
After making sporadic appearances for the club, in March 2010, Upson left Ipswich once again on a month's loan to join Barnet. He then joined Yeovil Town in what was initially a two-year deal at the start of the 10/11 season. His performances at the club earned him a further two-year extension on his contract. In four years at Yeovil, Upson made 147 appearances, scoring 17 and assisting 25 goals in all competitions.
He also helped them win the 2013 playoff final and secure a place in the EFL Championship for the first time in the club's history. Upson followed up spells with Milwall and Milton Keynes Dons before joining Bristol on the 1st of July, 2018. The 29-year-old plays as a Central midfielder and is known for his vision and passing ability.
Highlighted Team (Doncaster):
Based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Doncaster Rovers are an English football club that compete in the League One. Keepmoat Stadium is the club’s home ground. The venue was opened on August 3, 2007 and it can hold up to 15,231 spectators.
Doncaster Rovers footballers wear white shirts with red stripes and white shorts when playing on home soil, whereas the club’s away colours are dark blue and red. Speaking of the Rovers’ history, the club was established back in 1879 by Alber Jenkins, who worked as a fitter at Doncaster’s Great Northern Railway.
Doncaster Rovers shared the spoils with Rawmarsh in their first ever game. The likes of Rotherham United, Barnsley, Grimsby Town and Scuntorpe United are considered the club’s main rivals. Over the years Doncaster fans have developed a rivalry with Plymout Argule as there have been fireworks in their games. Donny Dog, that wears a red and white jersey, is the club’s mascot.