FootyMAD's Doncaster Rovers match preview

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Last updated : 20 October 2008
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History of the Reading v Doncaster Rovers fixture

Reading play host to Doncaster Rovers at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 14 wins out of 18 previous matches.

The last time the two teams met at Reading was amazingly over twenty years ago, in May 1986, with Reading running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Third Division match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
1985/1986Mon 05 MayReading2-0Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
1985/1986Sat 28 SepDoncaster Rvs.0 - 1ReadingLGE1
1984/1985Sat 19 JanDoncaster Rvs.0 - 4ReadingLGE1
1984/1985Sat 08 SepReading1 - 4Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
1983/1984Tue 01 MayDoncaster Rvs.2 - 3ReadingLGE2
1983/1984Wed 07 SepReading3 - 2Doncaster Rvs.LGE2
1982/1983Sat 05 FebReading2 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Reading could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, Royals have rattled up an impressive 24 goals, and conceded 4.

In complete contrast to Reading, Doncaster Rvs. are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. Rovers have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 20 points from 11 games. Doncaster Rvs. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 8 points from their 11 games thus far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Reading632115711
Doncaster Rvs.60152131

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Reading fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Royals. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Won 6 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Doncaster Rvs. Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 7 most recent games.

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