FM Preview: Doncaster Rovers v Reading 04 Feb 2012

Footymad preview History of the Doncaster Rovers v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Doncaster Rovers at Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the Royals have winning an impressive 11 games, and losing 2.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2011, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 17 Sep Reading 2 - 0 Doncaster Rvs. Championship
2010/2011 Sat 15 Jan Doncaster Rvs. 0-3 Reading Championship
2010/2011 Sat 30 Oct Reading 4 - 3 Doncaster Rvs. Championship
2009/2010 Sat 06 Feb Doncaster Rvs. 1 - 2 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Sat 12 Sep Reading 0 - 0 Doncaster Rvs. Championship
2008/2009 Tue 17 Mar Doncaster Rvs. 0 - 1 Reading Championship
2008/2009 Tue 21 Oct Reading 2 - 1 Doncaster Rvs. Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Doncaster Rovers have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 3.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Royals's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Doncaster Rovers are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 24 points from their 28 games thus far.

Reading lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 45 from their 28 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Doncaster Rovers 6 1 2 3 4 8 5
Reading 6 3 0 3 5 6 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Doncaster Rovers Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Reading 7 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 16 outings ago.

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