FM Preview: Reading v Birmingham City 06 Nov 2011

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Birmingham City fixture

Reading are ready to welcome Birmingham City to Madejski Stadium on Sunday afternoon,

The previous match played between the two at Madejski Stadium was within the last three years, in May 2009, with Birmingham City inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Royals in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2008/2009 Sun 03 May Reading 1-2 Birmingham C. Championship
2008/2009 Sat 20 Dec Birmingham C. 1 - 3 Reading Championship
2007/2008 Sat 22 Mar Reading 2 - 1 Birmingham C. Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 15 Dec Birmingham C. 1 - 1 Reading Premier League
2006/2007 Sat 27 Jan Birmingham C. 2 - 3 Reading F.A. Cup
2005/2006 Tue 07 Feb Birmingham C. 2 - 1 Reading F.A. Cup
2005/2006 Sat 28 Jan Reading 1 - 1 Birmingham C. F.A. Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Reading have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Royals's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

The away form of Birmingham City however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Reading find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 18 points from their 15 matches.

Birmingham City's 21 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 1 4 1 4 4 7
Birmingham City 6 4 2 0 8 3 14

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Royals at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Blues come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Birmingham City 4 successive away victories.
7 games since last away draw.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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