FM Preview: Reading v Doncaster Rovers 17 Sep 2011

Last updated : 16 September 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Doncaster Rovers fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Doncaster Rovers at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 16 wins out of 21 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in October 2010, as the Royals squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 4-3 in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
1985/1986 Mon 05 May Reading 2 - 0 Doncaster Rvs. Third Division

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Recent respective form guides

Reading's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Royals have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Doncaster Rovers is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Rovers have hit 4 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 4 points from their 6 games thus far.

Doncaster Rovers find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 6 games have yielded only 1 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 1 0 5 4 8 3
Doncaster Rovers 6 0 1 5 2 10 1

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! We see this as an opportunity for the Royals to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Latest 5 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Doncaster Rovers Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 9 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.

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