FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Reading 29 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Crystal Palace v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 38 games played, Royals have recorded 11 wins, and Crystal Palace have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2011, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3-3 draw in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 26 Feb Crystal Palace 3-3 Reading Championship
2010/2011 Sat 11 Sep Reading 3 - 0 Crystal Palace Championship
2009/2010 Wed 17 Feb Crystal Palace 1 - 3 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Tue 08 Dec Reading 2 - 4 Crystal Palace Championship
2008/2009 Sat 21 Mar Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Reading Championship
2008/2009 Sat 30 Aug Reading 4 - 2 Crystal Palace Championship
2005/2006 Fri 20 Jan Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Reading Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Eagles in those games, with 5 conceded.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Royals's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Crystal Palace are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 23 points from 13 games.

Reading see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 17 points from their 13 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Crystal Palace 6 5 1 0 11 3 16
Reading 6 2 4 0 8 6 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Eagles, as the Royals have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Crystal Palace Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Reading Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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