Doncaster Rovers will be one of the teams looking to achieve giantkilling in the FA Cup when they take on Premier League side Stoke City in front of their own supporters.
The home support will certainly provide the League One team an added advantage going into the game. This seems to be the main consensus behind many bookmakers backing Doncaster to create a giantkilling in this weekend’s third-round action. There are plenty of other fixtures in the FA Cup this weekend, but the home advantage provides the League One outfit with more than just hope.
Even though in the game, they are not providing very short odds for the above. In fact, the League One team are backed at 4/1 for a victory whereas the away team are placed at 5/4 to progress into the fourth round of the competition. Stoke City are doing well in the Premier League under Mark Hughes. The FA Cup has certainly not been their main forte in the club’s history, but this has changed in recent years. The club will want another good run in the competition before aiming to win it in the near future.
Doncaster are on a decent run of form to do something about Stoke.“If we get to Southend and get a win, I would have to say that’s a pleasing Christmas and we can reflect on where we want to go.At this point, as for 2016, we’ll wait and see.I want to keep progressing and keep progressing.I’m not going to set any targets. We just want consistency in performances and results.It’s been quite a positive start to my career at Doncaster I feel.I would be greedy and say I wanted at least another three points,” said Ferguson.