FM Preview: Leeds United v Reading 22 Apr 2011

Footymad preview History of the Leeds United v Reading fixture

Reading travel to take on Leeds United at Elland Road on Friday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them with only a 14.29% success rate in the fixture.

The last time the two teams met at Leeds United was back in April 2006, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 27 Nov Reading 0 - 0 Leeds Utd. Championship
2005/2006 Sat 15 Apr Leeds Utd. 1-1 Reading Championship
2005/2006 Sat 29 Oct Reading 1 - 1 Leeds Utd. Championship
2004/2005 Sat 12 Feb Leeds Utd. 3 - 1 Reading Championship
2004/2005 Tue 19 Oct Reading 1 - 1 Leeds Utd. Championship
1997/1998 Tue 18 Nov Leeds Utd. 2 - 3 Reading League Cup
1995/1996 Wed 10 Jan Leeds Utd. 2 - 1 Reading League Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Leeds United haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 16 goals have been scored by the Whites in those games, with 10 conceded.

The Royals have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Royals, and 6 goals against.

Leeds United's total of 65 points from their 42 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship.

Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 72 points from 42 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Leeds United 6 1 2 3 9 10 5
Reading 6 6 0 0 14 5 18

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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 Leeds United. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Leeds United Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Reading 3 successive away victories.
7 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 6 matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.

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