FM Preview: Bristol City v Reading 19 Oct 2010

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History of the Bristol City v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Bristol City at Ashton Gate Stadium on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2009, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 13 MarReading2 - 0Bristol CityCHMP
2009/2010Sat 19 DecBristol City1 - 1ReadingCHMP
2008/2009Sat 21 FebReading0 - 2Bristol CityCHMP
2008/2009Sat 01 NovBristol City1 - 4ReadingCHMP
2001/2002Sat 30 MarBristol City3 - 3ReadingLGE1
2001/2002Sat 10 NovReading3 - 2Bristol CityLGE1
2000/2001Fri 23 MarReading1 - 3Bristol CityLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Bristol City's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Robins have scored 6, a worringly large 14 have been leaked at the other end.

Reading's away form is none too clever either, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Bristol City find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 11 games have yielded only 6 points. Reading's 16 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol City Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Reading Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.