FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 13 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Reading v Preston North End fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Preston North End at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Royals are clearly on top, having won 11 and lost only 4 of the 20 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in January 2004, with Preston N.E. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Royals in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 02 MarPreston N.E.2 - 1ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Tue 13 JanReading1-2Preston N.E.FAC
2003/2004Sat 03 JanPreston N.E.3 - 3ReadingFAC
2003/2004Sat 18 OctReading3 - 2Preston N.E.CHMP
2002/2003Tue 15 AprReading5 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2002/2003Sat 26 OctPreston N.E.1 - 0ReadingCHMP
1999/2000Sat 05 FebPreston N.E.2 - 2ReadingLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Reading have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These games have seen the Royals score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

In complete contrast to Reading, Preston N.E. are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the North End have hit 9 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading's total of 12 points from their 7 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Preston N.E.'s 10 points from 7 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Preston N.E.6213867

FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading may be coming up against a decent side in Preston N.E., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Royals. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 11 .
Preston N.E. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 13 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.