FootyMAD's Reading match preview

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History of the Reading v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottm. Forest pack their bags to visit Reading at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 13 games played, Forest have recorded 5 wins, and Reading have come away with 6 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Madejski Stadium was more than three years back, in April 2005, the Royals carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sun 10 AugNottm. Forest0 - 0ReadingCHMP
2004/2005Sat 16 AprReading1 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2004/2005Sat 20 NovNottm. Forest1 - 0ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 17 JanNottm. Forest0 - 1ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 16 AugReading3 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2002/2003Fri 18 AprReading1 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2002/2003Sat 21 DecNottm. Forest2 - 0ReadingCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Reading have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 3 conceded.

Nottm. Forest have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 59 points from 32 games. Nottm. Forest are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 34 points from 34 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nottm. Forest have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Reading may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Nottm. Forest Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.