FM Preview: Peterborough United v Reading 20 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 19th March 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Peterborough United and Reading at 19:45 on 20th March 2012 in the Championship.
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
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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
|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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