FM Preview: Ipswich Town v Reading 08 Mar 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 7th March 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Ipswich Town and Reading at 19:45 on 8th March 2011 in the Championship.
History of the Ipswich Town v Reading fixture
Reading face a trip to Ipswich Town at Portman Road 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 lose 14 and win only 5 of the 23 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2010, the Tractor Boys carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Tue 28 Sep||Reading||1 - 0||Ipswich Town||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 03 Apr||Ipswich Town||2-1||Reading||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 07 Nov||Reading||1 - 1||Ipswich Town||Championship|
|2008/2009||Sat 14 Mar||Reading||0 - 1||Ipswich Town||Championship|
|2008/2009||Sat 13 Sep||Ipswich Town||2 - 0||Reading||Championship|
|2005/2006||Tue 22 Nov||Ipswich Town||0 - 3||Reading||Championship|
|2005/2006||Sun 16 Oct||Reading||2 - 0||Ipswich Town||Championship|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Ipswich Town have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.
Reading have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Royals's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 9 against.
Ipswich Town see themselves just below half way in the Npower Championship, showing a record of 45 points from their 34 games played so far,
Reading's 51 points from 35 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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 Ipswich Town. Away win
|Ipswich Town||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Reading||Undefeated in last 3 away games.
7 games since last defeat.
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