FM Preview: Doncaster Rovers v Cardiff City 09 Apr 2011

Last updated : 08 April 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Doncaster Rovers v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to Doncaster Rovers at Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 4 of the 14 previous games, with the hosts winning just 2.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2009, with Doncaster Rovers running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
1997/1998 Sat 14 Mar Cardiff City 7 - 1 Doncaster Rvs. League Division Three
1997/1998 Tue 04 Nov Doncaster Rvs. 1 - 1 Cardiff City League Division Three

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Recent respective form guides

Doncaster Rovers's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Rovers have conceded a disappointing 11 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Cardiff City's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Bluebirds's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Doncaster Rovers are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 44 points from 39 matches.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 66 points from 39 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Doncaster Rovers 6 1 2 3 6 9 5
Cardiff City 6 2 2 2 11 9 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Although Cardiff City have been far from successful in recent away games, we can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Doncaster Rovers. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Doncaster Rovers Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Cardiff City Not won in previous 2 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.

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