FM Preview: Reading v Leicester City 10 Mar 2012

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Leicester City fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Leicester City at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, winning just 2 of the 9 games played, and losing 5.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2011, with Reading running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 13 Aug Leicester City 0 - 2 Reading Championship
2010/2011 Sat 16 Apr Reading 3-1 Leicester City Championship
2010/2011 Sat 28 Aug Leicester City 1 - 2 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Wed 24 Mar Leicester City 1 - 2 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Mon 26 Oct Reading 0 - 1 Leicester City Championship
2005/2006 Sat 25 Mar Leicester City 1 - 1 Reading Championship
2005/2006 Wed 28 Dec Reading 2 - 0 Leicester City Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Reading are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These games have seen the Royals score just 5 goals, though they have conceded 2.

Leicester City have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Foxes's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 63 points from 34 games.

Leicester City's 48 points from 34 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 6 0 0 9 1 18
Leicester City 6 4 0 2 11 8 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Leicester City 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 Won 4 successive home games.
13 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 7 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 21 .
Leicester City 7 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.

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