FootyMAD's Bristol City match preview

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Last updated : 31 October 2008
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History of the Bristol City v Reading fixture

Reading travel to take on Bristol City at Ashton Gate Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Bristol City was back in March 2002, over five years ago, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3 - 3 draw in a League Division Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Sat 30 MarBristol City3 - 3ReadingLGE1
2001/2002Sat 10 NovReading3 - 2Bristol CityLGE1
2000/2001Fri 23 MarReading1 - 3Bristol CityLGE1
2000/2001Sat 21 OctBristol City4 - 0ReadingLGE1
1999/2000Tue 15 FebBristol City4 - 0ReadingASSM
1999/2000Sat 04 DecBristol City3 - 1ReadingLGE1
1999/2000Sat 07 AugReading2 - 1Bristol CityLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Bristol City have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Robins in those games, with 6 conceded.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Royals's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Bristol City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 21 points from their 14 games so far. Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 24 points from 14 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol City6231559
Reading63129510

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Reading on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Bristol City. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Bristol City Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Reading Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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