FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 13 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Everton v Reading fixture

Everton play host to Reading at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Toffees have drawn both of the previous games against their opponents, however.

The last time the two teams met at Everton was way back in the black-and-white days of October 1973, the Toffees carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 23 DecReading0 - 2EvertonPREM
1973/1974Mon 08 OctEverton1-0ReadingLGEC
1930/1931Sat 07 MarEverton3 - 2ReadingCHMP
1930/1931Sat 01 NovReading0 - 2EvertonCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Everton have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Royals have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Everton's 31 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Reading's 30 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Toffees's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Reading. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Everton Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Reading Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.