FootyMAD's Doncaster Rovers match preview

Last updated : 29 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Doncaster Rovers fixture

Cardiff City prepare to entertain Doncaster Rovers at Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Bluebirds are clearly on top, having won 8 and lost only 3 of the 13 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ninian Park was less than a year ago, in March 2009, with Cardiff City running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 29 AugDoncaster Rvs.2 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2008/2009Sat 07 MarCardiff City3-0Doncaster Rvs.CHMP
2008/2009Sat 16 AugDoncaster Rvs.1 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

Doncaster Rvs. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Rovers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 42 points from 26 games. Doncaster Rvs.'s 33 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City633014512
Doncaster Rvs.6303679

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Bluebirds's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Doncaster Rvs.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Doncaster Rvs. 9 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.