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History of the Nottingham Forest v Doncaster Rovers fixture

Nottm. Forest prepare to entertain Doncaster Rovers at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Forest are clearly on top, having won 8 and lost only 2 of the 14 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City Ground was less than a year ago, in December 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 2-4 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Fri 26 DecNottm. Forest2-4Doncaster Rvs.CHMP
2008/2009Tue 25 NovDoncaster Rvs.0 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2007/2008Fri 28 MarDoncaster Rvs.1 - 0Nottm. ForestLGE1
2007/2008Sat 20 OctNottm. Forest0 - 0Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
2006/2007Tue 06 MarNottm. Forest0 - 1Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
2006/2007Sat 23 DecDoncaster Rvs.1 - 0Nottm. ForestLGE1
2005/2006Sat 18 MarDoncaster Rvs.1 - 2Nottm. ForestLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest 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, 5 to 3.

The away form of Doncaster Rvs. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Rovers have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Nottm. Forest's 26 points from 17 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Doncaster Rvs. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 18 points from their 17 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest62406410
Doncaster Rvs.62131097

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Drawn each of their last 4 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Doncaster Rvs. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.