Ipswich Town face a trip to Reading at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 18 games played, Tractor Boys have recorded 7 wins, and Reading have come away with 8 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Tue 28 Sep||Ipswich Town||1 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 10 Jan||Reading||1 - 1||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 09 Aug||Ipswich Town||1 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Tue 18 Mar||Ipswich Town||3 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 19 Oct||Reading||3 - 1||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 28 Mar||Ipswich Town||1 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 22 Nov||Reading||0 - 4||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Reading have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 4 conceded.
The Tractor Boys have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Tractor Boys's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 10 against.
Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 49 points from 29 games. Ipswich Town are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 29 games giving them a return of 58 points.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
Our prediction ...
Ipswich Town are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Reading. Away win
|Reading||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Ipswich Town||4 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.