FM Preview: Reading v Stoke City 18 Aug 2012

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 4 1 1 9 5 13
Stoke City 6 0 4 2 5 9 4

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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