FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Reading 09 Apr 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 8th April 2011
The game between Nottingham Forest and Reading in the Championship on 9th April 2011 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Nottingham Forest v Reading fixture
Reading face a trip to Nottingham Forest at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 8 and win only 3 of the 15 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2010, the Forest carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 21 Aug||Reading||1 - 1||Nottm. Forest||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 16 Jan||Nottm. Forest||2-1||Reading||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 08 Aug||Reading||0 - 0||Nottm. Forest||Championship|
|2008/2009||Sat 28 Feb||Reading||0 - 1||Nottm. Forest||Championship|
|2008/2009||Sun 10 Aug||Nottm. Forest||0 - 0||Reading||Championship|
|2004/2005||Sat 16 Apr||Reading||1 - 0||Nottm. Forest||Championship|
|2004/2005||Sat 20 Nov||Nottm. Forest||1 - 0||Reading||Championship|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Nottingham Forest have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 4.
The Royals have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Royals, and 6 goals against.
Nottingham Forest lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower Championship, picking up 60 points from their 39 games so far.
Reading's total of 63 points from their 39 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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 Nottingham Forest. Away win
|Nottingham Forest||Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 8 most recent games.
|Reading||5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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