FM Preview: Reading v Leicester City 16 Apr 2011

Last updated : 15 April 2011 By Footymad Previewer

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, beating their opponents 1 times from 8 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in October 2009, with Leicester City inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Royals in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2004/2005 Sat 26 Feb Reading 0 - 0 Leicester City Championship
2004/2005 Sat 29 Jan Reading 1 - 2 Leicester City F.A. Cup

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Reading have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 6 conceded.

The Foxes have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Foxes, and 7 goals against.

Reading's total of 69 points from their 41 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship.

Leicester City's 60 points from 41 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 5 0 1 11 5 15
Leicester City 6 2 2 2 13 8 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! We see this as an opportunity for the Royals to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 5 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Leicester City 4 games since last defeat.

For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here