Reading pack their bags to visit Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 10 and win only 3 of the 19 games.
The previous match played between the two at Fratton Park was more than three years back, in April 2003, with Portsmouth running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2002/2003||Mon 21 Apr||Portsmouth||3 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 07 Dec||Reading||0 - 0||Portsmouth||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 21 Feb||Reading||0 - 1||Portsmouth||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 27 Sep||Portsmouth||0 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Tue 25 Mar||Portsmouth||1 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Sat 25 Jan||Portsmouth||3 - 0||Reading||FAC|
|1996/1997||Sat 21 Dec||Reading||0 - 0||Portsmouth||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Pompey in those games, with 5 conceded.
Reading have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Royals's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
Portsmouth find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 16 points they have accumulated from 9 games. Reading's 13 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Reading have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Portsmouth may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win
|Portsmouth||8 games since last home draw.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Reading||6 games since last away draw.|
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.