FootyMAD's Everton match preview

Footymad preview
History of the Everton v Reading fixture

Reading travel to take on Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Both of the previous encounters have resulted in a drawn game.

The last time the two teams met at Everton was way back in the black-and-white days of October 1973, the Toffees carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 23 DecReading0 - 2EvertonPREM
1973/1974Mon 08 OctEverton1 - 0ReadingLGEC
1930/1931Sat 07 MarEverton3 - 2ReadingCHMP
1930/1931Sat 01 NovReading0 - 2EvertonCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Everton have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Royals have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Everton's 31 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Reading's 30 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Everton6213997
Reading621314117

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Toffees, as the Royals have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Everton Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Reading Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.