FM Preview: Reading v Chelsea 29 Jan 2013

Last updated : 28 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Chelsea fixture

Reading play host to Chelsea at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 4 of the 9 previous games, with the Royals winning just 3.

The last time the two teams met at Reading was back in August 2007, over five years ago, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Royals in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Wed 22 Aug Chelsea 4 - 2 Reading Premier League
2007/2008 Wed 30 Jan Chelsea 1 - 0 Reading Premier League
2007/2008 Wed 15 Aug Reading 1-2 Chelsea Premier League
2006/2007 Tue 26 Dec Chelsea 2 - 2 Reading Premiership
2006/2007 Sat 14 Oct Reading 0 - 1 Chelsea Premiership
2003/2004 Wed 03 Dec Reading 0 - 1 Chelsea League Cup
1987/1988 Wed 07 Oct Chelsea 3 - 2 Reading League 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 performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 13 to 11.

The Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the Blues scoring 17 and conceding 3.

Reading are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 19 points from their 23 games thus far.

Chelsea's total of 45 points from their 23 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 5 0 1 14 7 15
Chelsea 6 3 2 1 13 6 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Chelsea Undefeated in last 7 away games.
5 games since last defeat.

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