FM Preview: Reading v Norwich City 10 Nov 2012

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Norwich City fixture

Norwich City face a trip to Reading at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Canaries will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was was two seasons ago, in November 2010, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3-3 draw in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 12 Feb Norwich City 2 - 1 Reading Championship
2010/2011 Sat 13 Nov Reading 3-3 Norwich City Championship
2008/2009 Mon 27 Apr Norwich City 0 - 2 Reading Championship
2008/2009 Sat 13 Dec Reading 2 - 0 Norwich City Championship
2005/2006 Tue 31 Jan Reading 4 - 0 Norwich City Championship
2005/2006 Sat 24 Sep Norwich City 0 - 1 Reading Championship
2003/2004 Mon 12 Apr Reading 0 - 1 Norwich City League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Reading have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While Royals have scored 15, a worringly large 18 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Norwich City is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Canaries have hit 6 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 5 points from their 9 games thus far.

Norwich City find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 10 points from their 10 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 0 4 2 13 16 4
Norwich City 6 3 1 2 8 11 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Canaries out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Reading. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Norwich City Not won in previous 7 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.

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