FM Preview: Reading v Watford 10 Sep 2011

Last updated : 09 September 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Watford fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Watford at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Royals are clearly on top, having won 33 and lost only 9 of the 54 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2011, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 19 Feb Reading 1-1 Watford Championship
2010/2011 Sat 20 Nov Watford 1 - 1 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Sat 24 Apr Watford 3 - 0 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Sat 26 Sep Reading 1 - 1 Watford Championship
2008/2009 Fri 09 Jan Reading 4 - 0 Watford Championship
2008/2009 Sat 20 Sep Watford 2 - 2 Reading Championship
2006/2007 Sat 05 May Reading 0 - 2 Watford Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Reading are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 9.

The away form of Watford is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While the Hornets have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 4 points from 5 matches.

Watford are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 3 points from their 5 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 1 1 4 6 8 4
Watford 6 0 4 2 5 10 4

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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 Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Watford Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 9 most recent games.

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