Reading face a trip to Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 12 and win only 4 of the 19 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 10 Jan||Reading||1 - 1||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 09 Aug||Ipswich Town||1 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Tue 18 Mar||Ipswich Town||3 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 19 Oct||Reading||3 - 1||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 28 Mar||Ipswich Town||1 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 22 Nov||Reading||0 - 4||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Sat 22 Mar||Reading||1 - 0||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Ipswich Town could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Tractor Boys, with 5 goals against.
Reading have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Royals's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.
Ipswich Town are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 20 points from 10 games. Reading are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 10 games giving them a return of 21 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Royals, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. No-score draw
|Ipswich Town||Won 7 successive home games.|
8 games since last home draw.
|Reading||12 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 16 outings ago.