FM Preview: Bristol City v Reading 27 Sep 2011

Last updated : 26 September 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview 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 October 2010, the Robins carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sun 26 Dec Reading 4 - 1 Bristol City Championship
2010/2011 Tue 19 Oct Bristol City 1-0 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Sat 13 Mar Reading 2 - 0 Bristol City Championship
2009/2010 Sat 19 Dec Bristol City 1 - 1 Reading Championship
2008/2009 Sat 21 Feb Reading 0 - 2 Bristol City Championship
2008/2009 Sat 01 Nov Bristol City 1 - 4 Reading Championship
2001/2002 Sat 30 Mar Bristol City 3 - 3 Reading League Division Two

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Bristol City's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

Reading's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Royals's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Bristol City are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 6 points from their 8 games thus far.

Reading see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 8 points from their 8 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bristol City 6 0 3 3 3 6 3
Reading 6 1 1 4 5 8 4

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Royals out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Bristol City. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Bristol City Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Reading Not won in previous 4 away matches.

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