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DRFC Cardiff City v Doncaster Match Preview

DRFC Cardiff City v Doncaster Match Preview

Doncaster Rovers travel to Cardiff City on Saturday hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the league season.

Form


Cardiff
The Bluebirds have started with two wins and a draw from their opening three games in all competitions.

They drew their opening league game of the season at home against Sheffield United 1-1.

Cardiff knocked League Two side Burton Albion out of the Carling Cup 4-1 but it took till extra time for them to overcome their lower league opposition.

They are currently level on points with Rovers in seventh place.

Last weekend they earned all three points in a 2-1 win at Derby County.

Doncaster
The Rovers have won one, drawn one and lost one so far this season.

On the opening day, they won 2-0 at Preston North End thanks to goals from James O`Connor and James Hayter.

This followed by a surprise cup exit at home against League Two side Accrington Stanley who eventually won the game in extra time 2-1.

In their opening home league game on Saturday, Billy Sharp started to repay some of the record transfer fee Rovers splashed out in the summer, by scoring a last minute penalty to earn a point in a 1-1 draw with Bristol City.

Rovers are currently fourth in the table; level on points with fiver other clubs.

History

The two sides have met fourteen times at Cardiff over the years with the home side winning nine to Doncaster`s three and two being drawn.

When the two sides met at Cardiff last season the home side ran out 2-1 winners thanks to a goal in the last moments of the game.

Results at Cardiff
1947/48 Cardiff 3-0 Doncaster
1950/51 Cardiff 0-0 Doncaster
1951/52 Cardiff 2-1 Doncaster
1957/58 Cardiff 3-1 Doncaster
1982/83 Cardiff 3-0 Doncaster
1985/86 Cardiff 0-1 Doncaster
1990/91 Cardiff 0-2 Doncaster
1991/92 Cardiff 2-1 Doncaster
1992/93 Cardiff 1-1 Doncaster
1995/96 Cardiff 3-2 Doncaster
1996/97 Cardiff 0-2 Doncaster
1997/98 Cardiff 7-1 Doncaster
2008/09 Cardiff 3-0 Doncaster
2009/10 Cardiff 2-1 Doncaster


Betting (Odds supplied by Blue Square)

Cardiff 5/6
Draw 23/10
Doncaster 3/1

Specials

Cardiff to score in both halves 13/5
Doncaster to score in both halves 9/2

Cardiff to win to nil 2/1
Doncaster to win to nil 6/1

Cardiff to keep a clean sheet 6/5
Doncaster to keep a clean sheet 13/5

Cardiff to win both halves 4/1
Doncaster to win both halves 16/1


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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Wednesday August 18 2010
Time: 4:01PM

Comments

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I wonder what price you can get on Bellamy scoring and also getting booked?
1879Rovers
19/08/2010 15:06:00
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He's bound to be playing his heart out on Saturday, thats if the Football League let him play.
DonnyEd
19/08/2010 15:21:00
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