FM Preview: Swansea City v Reading 06 Oct 2012

Footymad preview History of the Swansea City v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Swansea City at White Rock Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 38 games played, Royals have recorded 13 wins, and Swansea City have come away with 19 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at White Rock Stadium was was two seasons ago, in January 2011, the Swans carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Mon 30 May Reading 2 - 4 Swansea City Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2)
2010/2011 Sat 01 Jan Swansea City 1-0 Reading Championship
2010/2011 Sat 16 Oct Reading 0 - 1 Swansea City Championship
2009/2010 Sat 26 Dec Reading 1 - 1 Swansea City Championship
2009/2010 Tue 18 Aug Swansea City 0 - 0 Reading Championship
2008/2009 Sat 17 Jan Swansea City 2 - 0 Reading Championship
2008/2009 Sat 27 Sep Reading 4 - 0 Swansea City Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Swansea City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Swans in those games, with 10 conceded.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Royals's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Swansea City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 7 points from their 6 games played so far,

Reading are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 2 points from their 5 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Swansea City 6 2 1 3 8 12 7
Reading 6 2 1 3 11 14 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

This is a game in which both sides are showing indifferent form, so the Madmen are expecting the Royals to come away from it with a creditable draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Swansea City Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Reading 10 games since last away draw.

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