FM Preview: Doncaster Rovers v Cardiff City 14 Jan 2012

Last updated : 13 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Doncaster Rovers v Cardiff City fixture

Doncaster Rovers prepare to entertain Cardiff City at Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 5 of the 15 previous games, with the Rovers winning just 2.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Keepmoat Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2011, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 10 Sep Cardiff City 2 - 0 Doncaster Rvs. Championship
2010/2011 Sat 09 Apr Doncaster Rvs. 1-3 Cardiff City Championship
2010/2011 Sat 21 Aug Cardiff City 4 - 0 Doncaster Rvs. Championship
2009/2010 Sat 30 Jan Cardiff City 2 - 1 Doncaster Rvs. Championship
2009/2010 Sat 29 Aug Doncaster Rvs. 2 - 0 Cardiff City Championship
2008/2009 Sat 07 Mar Cardiff City 3 - 0 Doncaster Rvs. Championship
2008/2009 Sat 16 Aug Doncaster Rvs. 1 - 1 Cardiff City Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Doncaster Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Doncaster Rovers are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 22 points from their 25 games thus far.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 45 points from 25 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Doncaster Rovers 6 2 0 4 6 12 6
Cardiff City 6 2 1 3 9 10 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Doncaster Rovers are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Cardiff City running out comfortable winners. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Doncaster Rovers 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Cardiff City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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