FM Preview: Reading v Bristol City 28 Jan 2012

Last updated : 27 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Bristol City fixture

Bristol City face a trip to Reading at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 43 games played, Robins have recorded 11 wins, and Reading have come away with 20 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2010, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Tue 27 Sep Bristol City 2 - 3 Reading Championship
2010/2011 Sun 26 Dec Reading 4-1 Bristol City Championship
2010/2011 Tue 19 Oct Bristol City 1 - 0 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Sat 13 Mar Reading 2 - 0 Bristol City Championship
2009/2010 Sat 19 Dec Bristol City 1 - 1 Reading Championship
2008/2009 Sat 21 Feb Reading 0 - 2 Bristol City Championship
2008/2009 Sat 01 Nov Bristol City 1 - 4 Reading Championship

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

Recent respective form guides

Reading are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 4 conceded.

The away form of Bristol City is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Robins have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 42 points from their 27 games so far.

Bristol City are currently lying in 19th place in npower Championship having mustered a points tally of 30 from their 27 matches played.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 3 0 3 7 6 9
Bristol City 6 3 0 3 4 5 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Royals, as the Robins have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 14 .
Bristol City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.

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