FM Preview: Scunthorpe United v Reading 12 Apr 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 11th April 2011
The game between Scunthorpe United and Reading in the Championship on 12th April 2011 at 19:45 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Scunthorpe United v Reading fixture
Reading face a trip to Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park Stadium on Tuesday evening, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 5 of the 12 previous games, with the hosts winning just 3.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2010, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 07 Aug||Reading||1 - 2||Scunthorpe U.||Championship|
|2009/2010||Tue 20 Apr||Scunthorpe U.||2 - 2||Reading||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 12 Dec||Reading||1 - 1||Scunthorpe U.||Championship|
|1999/2000||Sat 19 Feb||Scunthorpe U.||2 - 2||Reading||League Division Two|
|1999/2000||Sat 27 Nov||Reading||1 - 1||Scunthorpe U.||League Division Two|
|1978/1979||Fri 16 Mar||Reading||0 - 1||Scunthorpe U.||Fourth Division|
|1978/1979||Sat 04 Nov||Scunthorpe U.||0 - 3||Reading||Fourth Division|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Scunthorpe United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The Iron's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
The Royals have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Royals, and 6 goals against.
Scunthorpe United are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower Championship with a return of just 37 points from their 40 games thus far.
Reading's total of 66 points from their 40 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Although Reading have been far from successful in recent away games, we can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Scunthorpe United. Away win
|Scunthorpe United||6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
|Reading||6 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.
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