FM Preview: Peterborough United v Reading 20 Mar 2012

Footymad preview History of the Peterborough United v Reading fixture

Reading pack their bags to visit Peterborough United at London Road Ground 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 12 and win only 5 of the 23 games.

The previous match played between the two at London Road Ground was within the last three years, in September 2009, as the Posh edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3-2 in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Tue 29 Nov Reading 3 - 2 Peterborough Championship
2009/2010 Sat 17 Apr Reading 6 - 0 Peterborough Championship
2009/2010 Sat 19 Sep Peterborough 3-2 Reading Championship
2001/2002 Sat 13 Apr Reading 2 - 2 Peterborough League Division Two
2001/2002 Sat 24 Nov Peterborough 1 - 2 Reading League Division Two
2000/2001 Sat 17 Feb Reading 1 - 1 Peterborough League Division Two
2000/2001 Sat 16 Sep Peterborough 1 - 0 Reading League Division Two

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Recent respective form guides

Peterborough United's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Posh have scored 7, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Reading however, is much more impressive, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. Those games have seen the Royals pummel 12 goals, and let in 3.

Peterborough United find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 41 points from their 36 matches.

Reading are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 70 points from the 37 games they have played so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Peterborough United 6 2 1 3 9 9 7
Reading 6 5 1 0 13 3 16

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Peterborough United. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Peterborough United 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Reading Undefeated in last 6 away games.
11 games since last defeat.

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