FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Reading 29 Nov 2013

Footymad preview History of the Nottingham Forest v Reading fixture

Nottingham Forest are ready to welcome Reading to City Ground on Friday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Forest are clearly on top, winning 53.33% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City Ground was within the last three years, in November 2011, the Forest carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

2011/2012 Tue 17 Apr Reading 1 - 0 Nottm. Forest Championship
2011/2012 Tue 01 Nov Nottm. Forest 1 - 0 Reading Championship
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

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Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest have lost only 1 of the last six at home, but 4 of these games have been drawn. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Royals's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Nottingham Forest's total of 27 points from their 16 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Skybet Championship.

Reading lie just outside the playoff positions in the Skybet Championship, picking up 25 from their 16 games so far.

Current overall team form

Nottingham Forest 6 2 2 2 8 7 8
Reading 6 1 3 2 9 10 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its not been a very profitable last few weeks for Nottingham Forest, and I'm afraid the Footymad team cannot see it getting too much better here. Look no further than honours being even at the end of this one. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Nottingham Forest Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Reading Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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