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DRFC Reading v Doncaster Match Preview

DRFC Reading v Doncaster Match Preview

Doncaster Rovers and Reading meet at the Madejski on Saturday with three valuable Championship points up for grabs.

Form


Reading
The Royals upset the formbooks last weekend when they went to high flying Burnley and won 4-0.

Last time out at home they were beaten 1-0 by Swansea City.

So far this season at home they have played six, won three, drawn one and lost two.

They are currently in eight position with nineteen points from thirteen games.

Home form: LDWWWL

Doncaster
Rovers enjoyed a 2-0 win over local rivals Sheffield United at the Keepmoat last Saturday.

Last time out away from home they won 3-1 at Scunthorpe United.

So far this season on their travels they have won two, drawn one and lost three.

Rovers are currently in eleventh spot also with nineteen points from their thirteen games.

History

They have met nineteen times at Reading with the home side winning fifteen, Doncaster have won one and two have been drawn.

Reading have proved something of a bogey side to Rovers, in thirty-six meetings between the two, Rovers have won only five.

When the two clubs met last season at Reading, they played out a dour 0-0 draw.

Full list of results at Reading (League unless stated)

1949/50 Reading 2-3 Doncaster FA Cup
1958/59 Reading 2-0 Doncaster
1966/67 Reading 4-0 Doncaster
1969/70 Reading 1-0 Doncaster
1970/71 Reading 1-0 Doncaster
1971/72 Reading 3-1 Doncaster
1972/73 Reading 1-0 Doncaster
1972/73 Reading 2-0 Doncaster FA Cup
1973/74 Reading 5-0 Doncaster
1974/75 Reading 2-0 Doncaster
1975/76 Reading 0-1 Doncaster
1977/78 Reading 3-0 Doncaster
1978/79 Reading 3-0 Doncaster
1981/82 Reading 3-3 Doncaster
1982/83 Reading 2-0 Doncaster
1983/84 Reading 3-2 Doncaster
1984/85 Reading 1-4 Doncaster
1985/86 Reading 2-0 Doncaster
2008/09 Reading 2-1 Doncaster
2009/10 Reading 0-0 Doncaster


Betting (Odds supplied by Sportingbet.Com)

Reading 4/5
Draw 12/5
Doncaster 3/1


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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Thursday October 28 2010
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

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With no Sharp I wonder just how O'Driscoll will set his side up for this game. It can only be a better game than last season, can't it?
DonnyEd
28/10/2010 21:52:00
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We haven't got a very good record against Reading. Now would be a good time to put that right.
1879Rovers
29/10/2010 21:26:00
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