FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Reading 01 Nov 2011

Footymad preview History of the Nottingham Forest v Reading fixture

Nottingham Forest prepare to entertain Reading at City Ground on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 16 games played, Forest have recorded 8 wins, and Reading have come away with 4 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City Ground was less than a year ago, in April 2011, with Reading inflicting a narrow 3-4 defeat upon the Forest in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 09 Apr Nottm. Forest 3-4 Reading Championship
2010/2011 Sat 21 Aug Reading 1 - 1 Nottm. Forest Championship
2009/2010 Sat 16 Jan Nottm. Forest 2 - 1 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Sat 08 Aug Reading 0 - 0 Nottm. Forest Championship
2008/2009 Sat 28 Feb Reading 0 - 1 Nottm. Forest Championship
2008/2009 Sun 10 Aug Nottm. Forest 0 - 0 Reading Championship
2004/2005 Sat 16 Apr Reading 1 - 0 Nottm. Forest Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest's woeful home form means they have chalked up just a single victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While Forest have scored 8, a worringly large 14 have been leaked at the other end.

Reading's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Nottingham Forest are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 14 points from 14 matches.

Reading find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 18 points from their 14 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Nottingham Forest 6 2 0 4 6 11 6
Reading 6 2 4 0 7 5 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at City Ground for the Forest and the Madmen are unable to see past Reading claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Nottingham Forest 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 12 .
Reading Undefeated in last 4 away games.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

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