FootyMAD's Ipswich Town match preview

Last updated : 09 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Reading v Ipswich Town fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Ipswich Town at Madjeski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 17 games played, Royals have recorded 8 wins, and Ipswich Town have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madjeski Stadium was just last season, in October 2002, with Reading running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 09 AugIpswich Town1 - 1ReadingLD1
2002/2003Tue 18 MarIpswich Town3 - 1ReadingLD1
2002/2003Sat 19 OctReading3-1Ipswich TownLD1
1997/1998Sat 28 MarIpswich Town1 - 0ReadingLD1
1997/1998Sat 22 NovReading0 - 4Ipswich TownLD1
1996/1997Sat 22 MarReading1 - 0Ipswich TownLD1
1996/1997Sat 24 AugIpswich Town5 - 2ReadingLD1

Recent respective form guides

Reading have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While Royals have scored 4, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

The Tractor Boys have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The Tractor Boys's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Reading's 38 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Ipswich Town's total of 42 points from their 26 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Nationwide League Division One.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the Royals. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Reading Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Ipswich Town Undefeated in last 8 away games.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.