FM Preview: Doncaster Rovers v Cardiff City 14 Jan 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 13th January 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Doncaster Rovers and Cardiff City at 15:00 on 14th January 2012 in the Championship.
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 5 of the 15 previous games, with the hosts winning just 2.
The most recent encounter between these two sides 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
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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
|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.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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