FM Preview: Watford v Reading 14 Jan 2012

Last updated : 13 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Watford v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 34 and win only 9 of the 56 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2010, 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
2011/2012 Sat 10 Sep Reading 0 - 2 Watford Championship
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

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Watford are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Hornets, with 7 goals against.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Watford find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 30 points from their 25 matches.

Reading's total of 39 points from their 25 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Watford 6 2 3 1 10 7 9
Reading 6 4 0 2 9 4 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Royals has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Watford. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Watford Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Reading 6 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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