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:|
|1985/1986||Mon 05 May||Reading||2-0||Doncaster Rvs.||LGE1|
|1985/1986||Sat 28 Sep||Doncaster Rvs.||0 - 1||Reading||LGE1|
|1984/1985||Sat 19 Jan||Doncaster Rvs.||0 - 4||Reading||LGE1|
|1984/1985||Sat 08 Sep||Reading||1 - 4||Doncaster Rvs.||LGE1|
|1983/1984||Tue 01 May||Doncaster Rvs.||2 - 3||Reading||LGE2|
|1983/1984||Wed 07 Sep||Reading||3 - 2||Doncaster Rvs.||LGE2|
|1982/1983||Sat 05 Feb||Reading||2 - 0||Doncaster 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.
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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
|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.