FM Preview: Portsmouth v Reading 16 Aug 2011

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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

Team P W D L F A P
Portsmouth 6 0 3 3 4 7 3
Reading 6 3 2 1 11 7 11

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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