Reading Vs Ipswich - Match Preview

Last updated : 21 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Ipswich Town fixture

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:
2004/2005Tue 28 SepIpswich Town1 - 1ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 10 JanReading1 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2003/2004Sat 09 AugIpswich Town1 - 1ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Tue 18 MarIpswich Town3 - 1ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Sat 19 OctReading3 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
1997/1998Sat 28 MarIpswich Town1 - 0ReadingCHMP
1997/1998Sat 22 NovReading0 - 4Ipswich TownCHMP

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:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town63038119

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

Sequence statistics:
ReadingFailed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Ipswich Town4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.