FM Preview: Birmingham City v Reading 28 Apr 2012

Footymad preview History of the Birmingham City v Reading fixture

Reading pack their bags to visit Birmingham City at St. Andrews at lunchtime on Saturday,

The previous match played between the two at St. Andrews was more than three years back, in December 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sun 06 Nov Reading 1 - 0 Birmingham C. Championship
2008/2009 Sun 03 May Reading 1 - 2 Birmingham C. Championship
2008/2009 Sat 20 Dec Birmingham C. 1 - 3 Reading Championship
2007/2008 Sat 22 Mar Reading 2 - 1 Birmingham C. Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 15 Dec Birmingham C. 1 - 1 Reading Premier League
2006/2007 Sat 27 Jan Birmingham C. 2 - 3 Reading F.A. Cup
2005/2006 Tue 07 Feb Birmingham C. 2 - 1 Reading F.A. Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 8 conceded.

The away form of Reading however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Those games have seen the Royals pummel 14 goals, and let in 7.

Birmingham City's total of 73 points from their 45 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Reading are leading the way in the npower Championship, with their 45 games giving them a return of 89 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Birmingham City 6 2 4 0 13 9 10
Reading 6 5 1 0 13 5 16

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Birmingham City. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Birmingham City Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Drawn each of their last 4 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Reading 3 successive away victories.
6 games since last away draw.
8 games since last defeat.

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