FM Preview: Blackpool v Reading 03 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 2nd December 2011
The game between Blackpool and Reading in the Championship on 3rd December 2011 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Blackpool v Reading fixture
Blackpool prepare to entertain Reading at Bloomfield Road on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 17 games played, Seasiders have recorded 8 wins, and Reading have come away with 5 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bloomfield Road was two seasons ago, in February 2010, with Blackpool running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2009/2010||Sat 20 Feb||Blackpool||2-0||Reading||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 21 Nov||Reading||2 - 1||Blackpool||Championship|
|2008/2009||Mon 13 Apr||Blackpool||2 - 2||Reading||Championship|
|2008/2009||Tue 09 Dec||Reading||1 - 0||Blackpool||Championship|
|2001/2002||Sat 19 Jan||Reading||3 - 0||Blackpool||League Division Two|
|2001/2002||Sat 11 Aug||Blackpool||0 - 2||Reading||League Division Two|
|1999/2000||Tue 08 Feb||Blackpool||0 - 2||Reading||League Division Two|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Blackpool have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Seasiders in those games, with 6 conceded.
The Royals have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Royals's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.
Blackpool lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 27 points from their 19 games so far.
Reading's 27 points from 19 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Seasiders go into their game against Reading in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win
|Blackpool||Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Reading||Last drawn game 6 outings ago.
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