FootyMAD's Walsall match preview

Last updated : 21 October 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Reading v Walsall fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Walsall at Madjeski Stadium on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. It couldn't be much closer,Royals having the edge 13 games to 10.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madjeski Stadium was less than a year ago, in January 2003, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 18 JanReading0-0WalsallLD1
2002/2003Tue 14 JanReading1 - 1WalsallFAC
2002/2003Sat 04 JanWalsall0 - 0ReadingFAC
2002/2003Sat 31 AugWalsall0 - 2ReadingLD1
2000/2001Sun 27 MayReading2 - 3WalsallD2P
2000/2001Sat 21 AprReading2 - 2WalsallLD2
2000/2001Sat 04 NovWalsall2 - 1ReadingLD2

Recent respective form guides

Reading 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, 8 to 6.

The away form of Walsall is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Saddlers have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading's 21 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Walsall are currently lying in 19th place in Nationwide League Division One having mustered a points tally of 13 from their 13 matches played.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading are not exactly setting the world alight at Madjeski Stadium at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Walsall in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Walsall Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.