FM Preview: Reading v Southampton 22 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Southampton fixture

Reading are ready to welcome Southampton to Madejski Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 20 games played, Royals have recorded 8 wins, and Southampton have come away with 7 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Madejski Stadium was within the last three years, in November 2008, with Southampton inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Royals in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2008/2009 Sun 28 Dec Southampton 1 - 1 Reading Championship
2008/2009 Sat 22 Nov Reading 1-2 Southampton Championship
2005/2006 Fri 10 Feb Reading 2 - 0 Southampton Championship
2005/2006 Wed 28 Sep Southampton 0 - 0 Reading Championship
1996/1997 Sat 04 Jan Reading 3 - 1 Southampton F.A. Cup
1995/1996 Tue 28 Nov Reading 2 - 1 Southampton League Cup
1987/1988 Sat 09 Jan Reading 0 - 1 Southampton F.A. Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Reading have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Royals's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Southampton's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Saints, and 4 goals against.

Reading see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 16 points from their 12 games played so far,

Southampton are leading the way in the npower Championship, with their 12 games giving them a return of 26 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 3 3 0 9 5 12
Southampton 6 3 2 1 10 5 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Madejski Stadium for the Royals and the Madmen are unable to see past Southampton claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Southampton Not won in previous 3 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.

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