FM Preview: Reading v Portsmouth 06 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 5th March 2012
The game between Reading and Portsmouth in the Championship on 6th March 2012 at 20:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
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
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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
|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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