Doncaster were the pre-season favourites to be relegated from the Championship and Sean O’Driscoll’s team already look to be in trouble after losing all four of their opening matches, scoring just one goal so far despite leading for much of their first match at Brighton & Hove Albion.
Rovers tailed off badly towards the end of the last campaign and their form continues to spiral downwards, although the manager will be looking to change fortunes by winning this Yorkshire derby, with the Reds available at odds of 2/1 (William Hill – £25 free bet) to claim victory.
Leeds United arrive at the Keepmoat Stadium with their tails firmly up after twice coming from behind to land a 2-2 draw at West Ham on Sunday. Simon Grayson will be delighted with the spirited performance of his team and they can be backed at 6/4 (bet365 – £200 free betting) to win this Carling Cup tie.
Max Gradel and Robert Snodgrass caused the Hammers plenty of problems from wide positions, while Ross McCormack is enjoying a new lease of live at Elland Road and a repeat of the performance at Upton Park could be enough to see Leeds through to the third round.
Even so, a safer bet could be backing Over 2.5 Goals, an outcome which seems to happen in the majority of matches involving Leeds, with the visitors having beaten Bradford 3-2 in the previous round. Ladbrokes offer 19/20 that this happens, with both teams wanting to avoid a replay.