Doncaster chairman John Ryan believes his club is destined for victory in tonight's eagerly-anticipated Carling Cup clash with Aston Villa.
Villa are the odds-on favourites going into the fourth-round tie but Ryan is unfazed by the challenge facing his League One side.
Dave Penney's team are going well in the league - they are up to ninth after winning their last three games - and will have history on their side when they step out in front of a 10,600-strong Belle Vue crowd.
Villa have beaten Rovers just once in their last nine meetings and have never won away at the Yorkshire club.
"Personally, I think we will beat Villa on Tuesday," Ryan said. "I believe some things are written in the gods and I honestly think we are destined to win this game.
"They are the favourites but we have some good, experienced players here and we can give them a good game.
"The likes of Paul Heffernan, Michael McIndoe, James Coppinger and Sean Thornton can really play and we are on a great run of form."
Doncaster produced the shock of round two when they stunned an in-form Manchester City side on penalties before cruising past struggling Gillingham to set up the meeting with Villa.
A sell-out crowd is assured at Belle Vue on Tuesday evening, although Ryan admits it is not quite the tie he initially wanted.
"To be honest, I wanted Manchester United away for financial reasons," he said. "But there would have been virtually no prospect of victory from that game.
"What we have got is a quality team who have been down on their luck recently. We will approach the game believing we can win it."
Manchester City fielded their strongest side during their September defeat against Rovers and Ryan is certain Villa will approach the just as fixture seriously.
"Villa have sent scouts to our games and they have been impressed with what they've seen," added Ryan.
"I asked the scout on Saturday if David O'Leary would consider sending out a reserve team against us - he said 'no way'."
Goalkeeper Jan Budtz, the hero of the penalty shoot-out win over Manchester City, could return to the Rovers side at the expense of on-loan Dino Seremet.