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Last updated : 15 August 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Doncaster Rovers v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City travel to take on Doncaster Rovers at Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.

The last time the two teams met at Doncaster Rvs. was more than a decade ago, in November 1997, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1997/1998Sat 14 MarCardiff City7 - 1Doncaster Rvs.LGE2
1997/1998Tue 04 NovDoncaster Rvs.1 - 1Cardiff CityLGE2
1996/1997Tue 08 AprDoncaster Rvs.3 - 3Cardiff CityLGE2
1996/1997Fri 14 MarCardiff City0 - 2Doncaster Rvs.LGE2
1995/1996Sat 03 FebCardiff City3 - 2Doncaster Rvs.LGE2
1995/1996Sat 26 AugDoncaster Rvs.0 - 0Cardiff CityLGE2
1992/1993Tue 06 AprCardiff City1 - 1Doncaster Rvs.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Doncaster Rovers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Rovers, with 3 goals against.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Bluebirds have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Doncaster Rvs.'s 3 points from 1 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 3 points from 1 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Doncaster Rvs.63128410
Cardiff City631210910

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Cardiff City on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Doncaster Rvs.. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Doncaster Rvs. Won 4 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Cardiff City Last drawn game 5 outings ago.