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DRFC Doncaster v Reading Form and Stats

DRFC Doncaster v Reading Form and Stats

Vital Doncaster looks at the form and stats ahead of the game between Doncaster Rovers and Reading at the Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday night.


Rovers claimed a crucial point at promotion chasing West Ham on Saturday in a 1-1 draw.

The draw made it four games without a defeat for Rovers, their best run since January 2011.

Rovers have drawn three of their last four games 1-1 and they have now scored in their last six games.

In their last home game, they drew 1-1 with Brighton and Hove Albion.

So far this season at home, they have won 4, drawn 7 and lost 5.

They have lost just one of their last eight home games, winning 3, drawing four and losing 1.

Rovers are the lowest scorers at home in the championship having netted just 13 goals.

Only Portsmouth (14) have a better defensive home record than Rovers (17) in the bottom half of the championship.

Rovers have netted just 31 goals this season and along with Coventry are the lowest scorers in the championship.

They have won just one of their last nine games in the championship when they won 2-1 at Nottingham Forest last week.

Only Ipswich Town (63) and Bristol City (58) have conceded more goals than Rovers (55) this season.

There have been just 30 goals at the Keepmoat this season with only Selhurst Park (Crystal Palace) having seen less with 28.

They have managed just six clean sheets this season in the championship.

Rovers are currently 23rd in the championship table with 30 points from 34 games.

Recent form: LLDDWD

The royals made it eight wins in a row on Saturday when they beat Leicester City 3-1 at home.

They are enjoying their best winning sequence since the 2005/06 season when they won ten in a row on their way to the championship title.

Reading hold the Football League record for wins at the start of a season when they won 13 in a row at the start of the 1985/86 season on their way to the Third Division title.

Last time out away from home, they won 2-1 at Millwall to make it four away wins in a row.

Their last defeat away from home came at Cardiff City on January 2nd when they were beaten 3-1.

So far this season on their travels, Reading have won 9, drawn 2 and lost 5.

Reading have conceded just 14 goals on their travels this season with only Hull (13) having a better record.

They have the best defensive record in the league having conceded just 29 goals all season.

Reading have kept 16 clean sheets this season in the championship, the best in the championship along with Hull City.

A win for Reading would move them onto 69 points and level with leaders Southampton.

They are currently in 3rd place with 66 points from 35 games.

Recent form: WWWWWW

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Date:Tuesday March 13 2012
Time: 9:00AM


One stat I didn't mention was Rovers only two wins at home came in seasons when they were relegated. Do we really want a win tonight?
13/03/2012 19:25:00
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