Statistics have revealed that Reading FC sit third in the all-time Premier League ‘home improvement ratio’ Premier League table.

Sport statisticians Spreadex calculated the table by working out the all-time average points per game (APPG) at home and average points per game away for every team to appear in the Premier League.

The AAPG at home is then divided by AAPG away to see who was the most improved when playing at home.

Reading actually find themselves with the third highest improvement ratio at home, in comparison to games away from Madejski Stadium, in the top tier.

In Reading’s 114 Premier League games, the data shows that Reading averaged 1.42 points in home fixtures, compared to 0.67 away from home.

This gives an improvement ratio of 111.94 per cent, which is only beaten by Barnsley and Bradford.

Bradford top the list with an improvement ratio of 162.22 per cent, having picked up an average of 1.18 points at home and 0.45 points away from Valley Parade in their two Premier League seasons.

Barnsley’s solitary Premier League season saw an average home point total of 1.32 and an average away total of 0.53 points per game with an improvement ratio of 149.06 per cent.

One of the longer tenured sides on this list, Fulham have an improvement ratio of 106.67 per cent across 14 seasons of Premier League football and are ranked fourth.

In two-and-a-halff seasons of Premier League football, Brighton had managed an improvement ratio of 104.55 per cent – that’s an average of 1.35 points at home against a measly 0.66 on the road.

Oldham, Derby, Sheffield United, Birmingham and Stoke City make up the remaining top ten spots.