FM Preview: Reading v West Ham United 10 Dec 2011

Footymad preview History of the Reading v West Ham United fixture

Reading play host to West Ham United at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Royals are clearly on top, with a 60.00% success rate in the fixture.

The last time the two teams met at Reading was just over four years ago, in September 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2007/2008 Wed 26 Dec West Ham Utd. 1 - 1 Reading Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 01 Sep Reading 0-3 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2006/2007 Mon 01 Jan Reading 6 - 0 West Ham Utd. Premiership
2006/2007 Sun 01 Oct West Ham Utd. 0 - 1 Reading Premiership
2004/2005 Sat 12 Mar Reading 3 - 1 West Ham Utd. Championship
2004/2005 Tue 10 Aug West Ham Utd. 1 - 0 Reading Championship
2003/2004 Sat 03 Apr Reading 2 - 0 West Ham Utd. League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Reading have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

The away form of West Ham United however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Hammers, and 6 goals against.

Reading's 27 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

West Ham United are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 40 points from the 20 games they have played so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 3 0 3 8 8 9
West Ham United 6 4 1 1 10 4 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with West Ham United running out comfortable winners. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
West Ham United 4 successive away victories.
6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.

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