FM Preview: Ipswich Town v Reading 08 Mar 2011

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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

Team P W D L F A P
Ipswich Town 6 2 2 2 10 6 8
Reading 6 3 3 0 13 8 12

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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 Ipswich Town. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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