FM Preview: Portsmouth v Reading 16 Aug 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 15th August 2011
FootyMad attempt to assist you with their form guide as Portsmouth take on Reading in a Championship match on 16th August 2011 at 19:45.
History of the Portsmouth v Reading fixture
Reading face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park 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 3 of the 22 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2010, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 02 Apr||Reading||2 - 0||Portsmouth||Championship|
|2010/2011||Sat 14 Aug||Portsmouth||1-1||Reading||Championship|
|2007/2008||Tue 01 Jan||Reading||0 - 2||Portsmouth||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Sep||Portsmouth||7 - 4||Reading||Premier League|
|2006/2007||Sat 17 Mar||Reading||0 - 0||Portsmouth||Premiership|
|2006/2007||Sat 28 Oct||Portsmouth||3 - 1||Reading||Premiership|
|2002/2003||Mon 21 Apr||Portsmouth||3 - 0||Reading||League Division One|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. Pompey have conceded a disappointing 7 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 1 of their own chances.
Reading's away form is none too clever either, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Those games have seen the Royals pummel 11 goals, and let in 3.
Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 1 points from their 2 matches.
Reading lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 4 from their 2 games so far.
Current overall team form
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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 Portsmouth. Away win
|Portsmouth||Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 11 most recent games.
|Reading||Undefeated in last 7 away games.
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