FM Preview: West Ham United v Reading 19 May 2013

Last updated : 18 May 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the West Ham United v Reading fixture

West Ham United prepare to entertain Reading at Boleyn Ground on Sunday afternoon,

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Boleyn Ground was just last season, in March 2012, as the visitors ran out cosy 2-4 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 29 Dec Reading 1 - 0 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2011/2012 Sat 31 Mar West Ham Utd. 2-4 Reading Championship
2011/2012 Sat 10 Dec Reading 3 - 0 West Ham Utd. Championship
2007/2008 Wed 26 Dec West Ham Utd. 1 - 1 Reading Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 01 Sep Reading 0 - 3 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2006/2007 Mon 01 Jan Reading 6 - 0 West Ham Utd. Premiership
2006/2007 Sun 01 Oct West Ham Utd. 0 - 1 Reading Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

West Ham United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Hammers in those games, with 6 conceded.

The away form of Reading is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Royals have hit 8 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

West Ham United's 43 points from 37 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Reading are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 28 points from their 37 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
West Ham United 6 1 3 2 6 7 6
Reading 6 1 2 3 5 8 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Reading is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Hammers in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
West Ham United Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Reading 16 games since last away draw.

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