FM Preview: Reading v Birmingham City 06 Nov 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 5th November 2011
The game between Reading and Birmingham City in the Championship on 6th November 2011 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
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
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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
|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.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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