FM Preview: Reading v Crystal Palace 21 Apr 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 20th April 2012
The game between Reading and Crystal Palace in the Championship on 21st April 2012 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Reading v Crystal Palace fixture
Reading prepare to entertain Crystal Palace at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 39 games played, Royals have recorded 19 wins, and Crystal Palace have come away with 12 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in September 2010, with Reading running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 29 Oct||Crystal Palace||0 - 0||Reading||Championship|
|2010/2011||Sat 26 Feb||Crystal Palace||3 - 3||Reading||Championship|
|2010/2011||Sat 11 Sep||Reading||3-0||Crystal Palace||Championship|
|2009/2010||Wed 17 Feb||Crystal Palace||1 - 3||Reading||Championship|
|2009/2010||Tue 08 Dec||Reading||2 - 4||Crystal Palace||Championship|
|2008/2009||Sat 21 Mar||Crystal Palace||0 - 0||Reading||Championship|
|2008/2009||Sat 30 Aug||Reading||4 - 2||Crystal Palace||Championship|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Reading could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Royals, with 2 goals against.
In complete contrast to Reading, Crystal Palace are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Eagles have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Reading are leading the way in the npower Championship, with their 44 games giving them a return of 88 points.
Crystal Palace find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 55 points from their 44 matches.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Its good news for Reading fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, we just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Royals. Home win
|Reading||Won 8 successive home games.
17 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 6 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
|Crystal Palace||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 11 away matches.
No win in the 7 most recent games.
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