Doncaster vs Crystal Palace: Score prediction, team news, live stream, TV, h2h – FA Cup preview

Doncaster vs Crystal Palace: Score prediction, team news, live stream, TV, h2h – FA Cup preview
Crystal Palace continues their FA Cup run away to Doncaster Rovers with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs.

Roy Hodgson’s side followed up their third-round victory over Grimsby Town by dumping Tottenham out of the competition on a rocking Sunday afternoon at Selhurst Park in January.

With so many of the competition favorites dropping out, Palace has their eye on replacing their run to the final from 2016.

Wilfried Zaha will miss out for Crystal Palace through suspension as they travel to Doncaster in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday.

The forward was charged with improper conduct last week after applauding the referee’s decision to give him a second yellow card and given an additional one-game ban. 

But despite an appeal from the club, Zaha will not feature this weekend.

Doncaster manager Grant McCann wants his side to make history by beating their Premier League rival this weekend and says he needs to get the balance of his time correct.

Doncaster winger Mallik Wilks is suspended after being booked in Rovers’ last two FA Cup games.

Team News of Doncaster vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha will miss the FA Cup tie with Doncaster after losing an appeal against an additional one-match ban following his red card against Southampton.

Cheikhou Kouyate is in contention to return from an ankle injury that has ruled him out of the last two games.

Michy Batshuayi is hoping for his first start in Palace colors. 

Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi could make his first start for Crystal Palace on Sunday, with Hodgson saying: “Michy’s settled in very well. 

He’s a very lively character and he knows a few of the lads already. In terms of his minutes played, and his training so far, he’s been everything we could have wanted him to be.”

Cheikhou Kouyate is expected to make a return, although Julian Speroni is not fit for selection.

Andy Butler is available after missing the fourth-round win against Oldham due to a ban, but cup-tied pair Tyler Smith and Rian McLean are ineligible.

Crystal Palace midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate is back in contention after missing the last two games with an ankle injury.

Palace winger Wilfried Zaha will not be available on Sunday.

The Ivorian has lost his appeal against a one-match ban for improper conduct, which was imposed by the FA following his behavior after being sent off at Southampton on 30 January.

Score prediction: Doncaster 0-2 Crystal Palace

TV channel and live stream, and online coverage

The match will be televised live on BBC One with live coverage also available through the BBC Sport website.

You can also follow all the action with NewGersy Sport’s LIVE blog.



There have been 16 meetings between these two sides over the years with the Eagles winning eight of them.

Doncaster haven’t fared too badly however, racking up five wins of their own.

More To Know
Doncaster vs Crystal Palace
FA Cup 2018-19
Venue: Keepmoat Stadium
Date: Sunday 17 February, 2019
Kick-off: 4pm GMT


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