FM Preview: Reading v Doncaster Rovers 30 Oct 2010

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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 15 wins out of 20 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in September 2009, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 06 FebDoncaster Rvs.1 - 2ReadingCHMP
2009/2010Sat 12 SepReading0-0Doncaster Rvs.CHMP
2008/2009Tue 17 MarDoncaster Rvs.0 - 1ReadingCHMP
2008/2009Tue 21 OctReading2 - 1Doncaster Rvs.CHMP
1985/1986Mon 05 MayReading2 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
1985/1986Sat 28 SepDoncaster Rvs.0 - 1ReadingLGE1
1984/1985Sat 19 JanDoncaster Rvs.0 - 4ReadingLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Reading have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 5 conceded.

Doncaster Rvs. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Rovers have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower Championship, picking up 19 points from their 13 games so far. Doncaster Rvs.'s 19 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Doncaster Rvs.62139107

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Doncaster Rvs. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Royals in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Reading 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Doncaster Rvs. 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.