FM Preview: Reading v Brighton & Hove Albion 26 Dec 2011

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 4 0 2 11 7 12
Brighton & Hove Albion 6 3 0 3 4 6 9

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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