FM Preview: Preston North End v Reading 02 Oct 2010

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History of the Preston North End v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale 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 16 and win only 4 of the 25 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2009, with Reading inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the North End in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sun 02 MayReading4 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2009/2010Tue 29 SepPreston N.E.1 - 2ReadingCHMP
2008/2009Sat 07 FebReading0 - 0Preston N.E.CHMP
2008/2009Sat 18 OctPreston N.E.2 - 1ReadingCHMP
2005/2006Sat 25 FebReading2 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2005/2006Sat 13 AugPreston N.E.0 - 3ReadingCHMP
2004/2005Tue 28 DecPreston N.E.3 - 0ReadingCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Preston North End's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While North End have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

Reading's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Royals have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Preston N.E. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 9 points from 9 matches. Reading's total of 15 points from their 9 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Preston N.E.620413146

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Royals of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Deepdale with Reading coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Preston N.E. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 14 .
Reading Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.