FM Preview: Coventry City v Reading 30 Apr 2011

Last updated : 29 April 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Coventry City v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Coventry City at Ricoh Arena on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 23 games played, Royals have recorded 4 wins, and Coventry City have come away with 11 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 11 Dec Reading 0 - 0 Coventry City Championship
2009/2010 Mon 05 Apr Reading 3 - 0 Coventry City Championship
2009/2010 Sat 31 Oct Coventry City 1 - 3 Reading Championship
2008/2009 Sat 04 Apr Coventry City 0 - 0 Reading Championship
2008/2009 Mon 01 Dec Reading 3 - 1 Coventry City Championship
2005/2006 Sat 14 Jan Reading 2 - 0 Coventry City Championship
2005/2006 Sat 10 Sep Coventry City 1 - 1 Reading Championship

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

Recent respective form guides

Coventry City have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Sky Blues's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

The away form of Reading however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Royals, and 8 goals against.

Coventry City find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 53 points from their 44 matches.

Reading's total of 73 points from their 44 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Coventry City 6 3 2 1 11 6 11
Reading 6 4 1 1 13 8 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Although Reading have been far from successful in recent away games, we can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Coventry City. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Coventry City Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Reading Undefeated in last 4 away games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here