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History of the Reading v Ipswich Town fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Ipswich Town at Madejski Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 19 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 Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in January 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 22 JanReading1-1Ipswich TownCHMP
2004/2005Tue 28 SepIpswich Town1 - 1ReadingCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Reading 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 12 goals for the Royals, with 5 goals against.

Ipswich Town have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Tractor Boys have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola Championship, and have accumulated 27 points from the 12 games they have played so far. Ipswich Town's 17 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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 7 successive home games.
12 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 13 matches.
Ipswich Town 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.