FM Preview: Reading v Stoke City 18 Aug 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 17th August 2012
The game between Reading and Stoke City in the Premier League on 18th August 2012 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Reading v Stoke City fixture
Reading play host to Stoke City at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 23 games played, Royals have recorded 11 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 5 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Reading was back in April 2006, over five years ago, with Reading running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2008/2009||Tue 23 Sep||Stoke City||2 - 2||Reading||League Cup|
|2005/2006||Mon 17 Apr||Reading||3-1||Stoke City||Championship|
|2005/2006||Sat 22 Oct||Stoke City||0 - 1||Reading||Championship|
|2004/2005||Sat 06 Nov||Reading||1 - 0||Stoke City||Championship|
|2004/2005||Sat 16 Oct||Stoke City||0 - 1||Reading||Championship|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Mar||Reading||0 - 0||Stoke City||League Division One|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Dec||Stoke City||3 - 0||Reading||League Division One|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Reading are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Royals, with 4 goals against.
In complete contrast to Reading, Stoke City are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Potters have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Its good news for Reading fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, we just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Royals. Home win
|Reading||Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Stoke City||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here