FM Preview: Reading v Preston North End 05 Apr 2011

Last updated : 04 April 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Preston North End fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Preston North End at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Royals are clearly on top, having won 14 and lost only 4 of the 24 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2010, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 02 Oct Preston N.E. 1 - 1 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Sun 02 May Reading 4-1 Preston N.E. Championship
2009/2010 Tue 29 Sep Preston N.E. 1 - 2 Reading Championship
2008/2009 Sat 07 Feb Reading 0 - 0 Preston N.E. Championship
2008/2009 Sat 18 Oct Preston N.E. 2 - 1 Reading Championship
2005/2006 Sat 25 Feb Reading 2 - 1 Preston N.E. Championship
2005/2006 Sat 13 Aug Preston N.E. 0 - 3 Reading Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Reading have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 6 conceded.

Preston North End have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Reading's total of 60 points from their 38 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship.

Preston North End are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower Championship with a return of just 34 points from their 38 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 5 0 1 12 4 15
Preston North End 6 3 1 2 10 7 10

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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 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Preston North End Undefeated in last 4 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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