FootyMAD's Ipswich Town match preview

Last updated : 27 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Ipswich Town v Reading fixture

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:
2003/2004Sat 10 JanReading1 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2003/2004Sat 09 AugIpswich Town1 - 1ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Tue 18 MarIpswich Town3 - 1ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Sat 19 OctReading3 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
1997/1998Sat 28 MarIpswich Town1 - 0ReadingCHMP
1997/1998Sat 22 NovReading0 - 4Ipswich TownCHMP
1996/1997Sat 22 MarReading1 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.