FM Preview: Reading v Brighton & Hove Albion 26 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Sunday, 25th December 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Reading and Brighton & Hove Albion at 15:00 on 26th December 2011 in the Championship.
History of the Reading v Brighton & Hove Albion fixture
Reading play host to Brighton & Hove Albion at Madejski Stadium on Monday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 44 games played, Royals have recorded 21 wins, and Brighton & Hove Albion have come away with 9 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Reading was back in December 2005, over five years ago, with Reading annihilating their visitors 5-1 in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2005/2006||Sat 10 Dec||Reading||5-1||Brighton & HA||Championship|
|2005/2006||Tue 09 Aug||Brighton & HA||0 - 2||Reading||Championship|
|2004/2005||Mon 21 Mar||Brighton & HA||0 - 1||Reading||Championship|
|2004/2005||Sat 07 Aug||Reading||3 - 2||Brighton & HA||Championship|
|2002/2003||Fri 04 Apr||Reading||1 - 2||Brighton & HA||League Division One|
|2002/2003||Sat 30 Nov||Brighton & HA||0 - 1||Reading||League Division One|
|2001/2002||Sat 09 Mar||Reading||0 - 0||Brighton & HA||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 been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 7 conceded.
Brighton & Hove Albion have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Seagulls have conceded 6 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.
Reading lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 33 points from their 22 games so far.
Brighton & Hove Albion's 32 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
Current overall team form
|Brighton & Hove Albion||6||3||0||3||4||6||9|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against Brighton & Hove Albion is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Royals in a close run game. Home Win
|Reading||5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
|Brighton & Hove Albion||5 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
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