FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Reading 09 Apr 2011

Last updated : 08 April 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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

Team P W D L F A P
Nottingham Forest 6 0 2 4 5 11 2
Reading 6 5 0 1 13 5 15

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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 Nottingham Forest. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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.

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