Reading match preview

Last updated : 19 September 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Reading v Coventry City fixture

Coventry face a trip to Reading at Madjeski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having taken no points from 12 of the 17 contests.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2002, with Coventry inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Royals in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Thu 26 DecCoventry2 - 0ReadingLD1
2002/2003Sat 17 AugReading1 - 2CoventryLD1
1963/1964Sat 11 JanReading2 - 2CoventryDIV3
1963/1964Sat 07 SepCoventry0 - 0ReadingDIV3
1962/1963Wed 01 MayReading4 - 1CoventryDIV3
1962/1963Sat 29 SepCoventry2 - 1ReadingDIV3
1961/1962Sat 16 DecCoventry1 - 0ReadingDIV3

Recent respective form guides

Reading have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Royals, with 3 goals against.

In complete contrast to Reading, Coventry are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Sky Blues have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading's total of 14 points from their 7 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Nationwide League Division One. Coventry are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 5 points from 6 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sky Blues are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Reading. Home win

Sequence statistics:
ReadingUnbeaten run of 6 matches.
CoventryNot won in previous 8 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.