FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 14 August 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea face a trip to Reading at Madejski Stadium on Wednesday evening,

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in October 2006, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Royals in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 26 DecChelsea2 - 2ReadingPREM
2006/2007Sat 14 OctReading0 - 1ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Wed 03 DecReading0 - 1ChelseaLGEC
1987/1988Wed 07 OctChelsea3 - 2ReadingLGEC
1987/1988Wed 23 SepReading3 - 1ChelseaLGEC
1929/1930Sat 01 MarReading3 - 1ChelseaCHMP
1929/1930Sat 26 OctChelsea1 - 0ReadingCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Reading have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.

The away form of Chelsea however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Blues, and 5 goals against.

Reading see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 1 points from their 1 games played so far, Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 3 points from their 1 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Blues's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Reading, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Reading 5 games since last home draw.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Chelsea Not won in previous 3 away matches.
7 games since last defeat.