FM Preview: Liverpool v Reading 20 Oct 2012

Footymad preview History of the Liverpool v Reading fixture

Reading pack their bags to visit Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having managed to conjure up just 1 wins from the previous 4 games.

The previous match played between the two at Anfield was within the last three years, in January 2010, with Reading inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Reds in an F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2009/2010 Wed 13 Jan Liverpool 1 - 2 Reading F.A. Cup
2009/2010 Sat 02 Jan Reading 1 - 1 Liverpool F.A. Cup
2007/2008 Sat 15 Mar Liverpool 2 - 1 Reading Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 08 Dec Reading 3 - 1 Liverpool Premier League
2007/2008 Tue 25 Sep Reading 2 - 4 Liverpool League Cup
2006/2007 Sat 07 Apr Reading 1 - 2 Liverpool Premiership
2006/2007 Sat 04 Nov Liverpool 2 - 0 Reading Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Liverpool need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Reds have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Reading's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Royals's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

Liverpool find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 6 points from their 7 matches.

Reading are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 3 points from their 6 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Liverpool 6 3 1 2 15 11 10
Reading 6 2 2 2 11 12 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

With Reading only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Anfield will be a good result. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Liverpool Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Reading Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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