FM Preview: Reading v Middlesbrough 01 Oct 2011

Last updated : 30 September 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Reading at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 4 of the 11 previous games, with the hosts winning just 3.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2011, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 5-2 thriller, in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 05 Mar Reading 5-2 Middlesbrough Championship
2010/2011 Sat 18 Sep Middlesbrough 3 - 1 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Sat 20 Mar Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Sat 03 Oct Reading 0 - 2 Middlesbrough Championship
2007/2008 Sat 01 Mar Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Reading Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 01 Dec Reading 1 - 1 Middlesbrough Premier League
2006/2007 Sat 24 Feb Middlesbrough 2 - 1 Reading Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Reading are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Middlesbrough however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The Boro have managed to tuck away 10 goals in this period, and concede just the 3.

Reading see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 11 points from their 9 games played so far,

Middlesbrough are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 19 points from the 9 games they have played so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 2 1 3 7 8 7
Middlesbrough 6 2 3 1 5 3 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Although Middlesbrough have been far from successful in recent away games, we can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Reading. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Middlesbrough 11 games since last away draw.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

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