FootyMAD's Gillingham match preview

Last updated : 17 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Reading v Gillingham fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Gillingham at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Royals are clearly on top, winning 57.14% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in October 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:
2003/2004Sat 21 FebGillingham0 - 1ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Tue 14 OctReading2-1GillinghamCHMP
2002/2003Mon 10 FebReading2 - 1GillinghamCHMP
2002/2003Sat 09 NovGillingham0 - 1ReadingCHMP
1999/2000Fri 07 AprReading2 - 2GillinghamLGE1
1999/2000Mon 03 JanGillingham2 - 2ReadingLGE1
1998/1999Thu 01 AprGillingham2 - 1ReadingLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Reading are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 4 conceded.

Gillingham have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The The Gills's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Reading's total of 15 points from their 8 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Gillingham find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 10 points from their 8 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Reading fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Royals. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 12 .
Gillingham No win in the 2 most recent games.