FM Preview: Reading v Portsmouth 06 Mar 2012

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Portsmouth fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Portsmouth at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 8 of the 22 previous games, with the Royals winning just 7.

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 2-0 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Tue 16 Aug Portsmouth 1 - 0 Reading Championship
2010/2011 Sat 02 Apr Reading 2-0 Portsmouth Championship
2010/2011 Sat 14 Aug Portsmouth 1 - 1 Reading Championship
2007/2008 Tue 01 Jan Reading 0 - 2 Portsmouth Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 29 Sep Portsmouth 7 - 4 Reading Premier League
2006/2007 Sat 17 Mar Reading 0 - 0 Portsmouth Premiership
2006/2007 Sat 28 Oct Portsmouth 3 - 1 Reading Premiership

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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.

The away form of Portsmouth is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Pompey have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 60 points from 33 games.

Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 26 points from their 33 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 6 0 0 9 1 18
Portsmouth 6 0 2 4 2 8 2

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FootyMad's prediction ...

With the Royals being in decent shape at home at the moment, we am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading Won 3 successive home games.
12 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 6 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 20 .
Portsmouth Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.

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