Footymad Gillingham match preview

Last updated : 13 October 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Reading v Gillingham fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Gillingham at Madjeski Stadium on Saturday morning, looking to continue an impressive record. The Royals are clearly on top, winning 55.81% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madjeski Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2003, the Royals carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Mon 10 FebReading2-1GillinghamLD1
2002/2003Sat 09 NovGillingham0 - 1ReadingLD1
1999/2000Fri 07 AprReading2 - 2GillinghamLD2
1999/2000Mon 03 JanGillingham2 - 2ReadingLD2
1998/1999Thu 01 AprGillingham2 - 1ReadingLD2
1998/1999Sat 17 OctReading0 - 0GillinghamLD2
1995/1996Sat 06 JanReading3 - 1GillinghamFAC

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, 8 to 6.

Gillingham have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Gills have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division One, showing a record of 15 points from their 11 games played so far, Gillingham find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 13 points from their 12 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading are not exactly setting the world alight at Madjeski Stadium at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Gillingham in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Gillingham Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.