FM Preview: Reading v Blackpool 24 Mar 2012

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 4 1 1 12 6 13
Blackpool 6 2 2 2 12 11 8

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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