FootyMAD's Ipswich Town match preview

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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 20 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 16 OctReading2 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

The away form of Reading however, is much more impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. Just 6 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.

Ipswich Town see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola Championship, showing a record of 24 points from their 19 games played so far, Reading are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola Championship, and have accumulated 44 points from the 19 games they have played so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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

Royals have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Portman Road with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Ipswich Town Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Reading Undefeated in last 9 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.