FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 20 March 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Reading fixture

Crystal Palace are ready to welcome Reading to Selhurst Park at tea-time on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 35 games played, Eagles have recorded 12 wins, and Reading have come away with 10 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Selhurst Park was more than three years back, in January 2006, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 30 AugReading4 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2005/2006Fri 20 JanCrystal Palace1-1ReadingCHMP
2005/2006Tue 13 SepReading3 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 06 MarCrystal Palace2 - 2ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 20 DecReading0 - 3Crystal PalaceCHMP
2002/2003Sat 15 MarReading2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2002/2003Tue 26 NovCrystal Palace0 - 1ReadingCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Eagles have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Crystal Palace's 50 points from 38 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 67 points from 38 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Crystal Palace's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Reading. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Reading Undefeated in last 4 away games.