FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 12 September 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Ipswich Town v Reading fixture

Ipswich Town are ready to welcome Reading to Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Tractor Boys are clearly on top, having won 12 and lost only 5 of the 21 games.

The previous match played between the two at Portman Road was within the last three years, in November 2005, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 22 NovIpswich Town0-3ReadingCHMP
2005/2006Sun 16 OctReading2 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP
2004/2005Sat 22 JanReading1 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2004/2005Tue 28 SepIpswich Town1 - 1ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 10 JanReading1 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2003/2004Sat 09 AugIpswich Town1 - 1ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Tue 18 MarIpswich Town3 - 1ReadingCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town 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 Tractor Boys in those games, with 7 conceded.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Royals's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Ipswich Town find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 3 points from their 4 matches. Reading's total of 7 points from their 4 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town63031189

FootyMad's prediction ...

Tractor Boys go into their game against Reading in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Ipswich Town 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Reading Last drawn game 6 outings ago.