FM Preview: Reading v Blackpool 24 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 23rd March 2012
The game between Reading and Blackpool in the Championship on 24th March 2012 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Reading v Blackpool fixture
Reading are ready to welcome Blackpool to Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Royals are clearly on top, having won 9 and lost only 2 of the 17 games.
The previous match played between the two at Madejski Stadium was within the last three years, in November 2009, the Royals carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 03 Dec||Blackpool||1 - 0||Reading||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 20 Feb||Blackpool||2 - 0||Reading||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 21 Nov||Reading||2-1||Blackpool||Championship|
|2008/2009||Mon 13 Apr||Blackpool||2 - 2||Reading||Championship|
|2008/2009||Tue 09 Dec||Reading||1 - 0||Blackpool||Championship|
|2001/2002||Sat 19 Jan||Reading||3 - 0||Blackpool||League Division Two|
|2001/2002||Sat 11 Aug||Blackpool||0 - 2||Reading||League Division Two|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Reading have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 2 conceded.
Blackpool have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Seasiders's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 9 against.
Reading are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 70 points from the 38 games they have played so far.
Blackpool's total of 60 points from their 38 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Reading may be coming up against a decent side in Blackpool, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Royals. Home Win
|Reading||Won 5 successive home games.
14 games since last home draw.
|Blackpool||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
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