History Favours The Tractor

If history does the dirty on us and decides to repeat itself then Reading can expect to end up on the losing side tomorrow.

When at home, Ipswich have held the upper hand iun games against the Royals. The Berkshire side have won just four times at Portman Road, whilst the hosts have triumphed on eleven occasions. Just two meetings have ended all square.

Reading last won at Portman Road way back in April 1996 when two goals were enough to give us a a 2-1 win over our opponents. However, just four months later we received an early season tonking at Portman Road, losing disastrously 5-2 to the Tractor Boys. Alan Pardew will be praying that there is no repeat tomorrow.

Last season Reading convincingly beat Ipswich 3-1 at the Madejski Stadium thanks to a hat-trick from Nicky Forster. Fozzy, who was on fire that day, was instrumental in sealing possibly the best result of the season. Click Here To Read Our Match Report From That Game.

The score was reversed in March when the Royals went down by three goals to one at Portman Road. Stand-in defender Adi Viveash was unlucky to see red as Pardew's side were over-powered. Click Here To Read Our Match Report From That Game.

At Ipswich (17)At Reading (17)Overall (34 matches)
Highest Aggregate7Ipswich 5 - 2Reading1996/1997
Highest Ipswich score:5Reading 1 - 5Ipswich1955/1956
Highest Reading score:4Reading 4 - 0Ipswich1951/1952
2002/2003Tue 18 MarIpswich3 - 1ReadingLeague Division One
Sat 19 OctReading3 - 1IpswichLeague Division One
1997/1998Sat 28 MarIpswich1 - 0ReadingLeague Division One
Sat 22 NovReading0 - 4IpswichLeague Division One
1996/1997Sat 22 MarReading1 - 0IpswichLeague Division One
Sat 24 AugIpswich5 - 2ReadingLeague Division One
1995/1996Sat 06 AprIpswich1 - 2ReadingLeague Division One
Sat 28 OctReading1 - 4IpswichLeague Division One
1987/1988Sat 02 AprReading1 - 1IpswichSecond Division
Sat 07 NovIpswich2 - 1ReadingSecond Division
1986/1987Sat 09 MayIpswich1 - 1ReadingSecond Division
Sat 13 DecReading1 - 4IpswichSecond Division
1956/1957Sat 02 MarReading1 - 3IpswichThird Division (South)
Sat 20 OctIpswich4 - 2ReadingThird Division (South)
1955/1956Sat 10 MarIpswich3 - 3ReadingThird Division (South)
Sat 29 OctReading1 - 5IpswichThird Division (South)
1953/1954Sat 23 JanIpswich0 - 1ReadingThird Division (South)
Sat 12 SepReading3 - 1IpswichThird Division (South)
1952/1953Sat 03 JanReading1 - 1IpswichThird Division (South)
Sat 30 AugIpswich1 - 2ReadingThird Division (South)
1951/1952Sat 29 DecReading4 - 0IpswichThird Division (South)
Sat 01 SepIpswich4 - 2ReadingThird Division (South)
1950/1951Sat 30 DecIpswich0 - 2ReadingThird Division (South)
Sat 02 SepReading2 - 0IpswichThird Division (South)
1949/1950Sat 14 JanIpswich2 - 0ReadingThird Division (South)
Sat 10 SepReading3 - 1IpswichThird Division (South)
1948/1949Sat 22 JanReading2 - 1IpswichThird Division (South)
Sat 11 SepIpswich3 - 2ReadingThird Division (South)
1947/1948Sat 14 FebReading1 - 2IpswichThird Division (South)
Sat 27 SepIpswich1 - 0ReadingThird Division (South)
1946/1947Sat 01 FebReading1 - 3IpswichThird Division (South)
Sat 28 SepIpswich2 - 0ReadingThird Division (South)
1938/1939Wed 03 MayIpswich2 - 1ReadingThird Division (South)
Sat 24 SepReading2 - 1IpswichThird Division (South)