FM Preview: Burnley v Reading 23 Oct 2010

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History of the Burnley v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 16 games played, Royals have recorded 6 wins, and Burnley have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in May 2009, the Clarets carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2) match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 23 JanReading1 - 0BurnleyFAC
2008/2009Tue 12 MayReading0 - 2BurnleyD1PO
2008/2009Sat 09 MayBurnley1 - 0ReadingD1PO
2008/2009Tue 28 OctBurnley1 - 0ReadingCHMP
2008/2009Sat 04 OctReading3 - 1BurnleyCHMP
2006/2007Tue 09 JanReading3 - 2BurnleyFAC
2005/2006Sat 04 MarBurnley0 - 3ReadingCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Burnley are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Clarets have rattled up an impressive 15 goals, and conceded 3.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Burnley are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 20 points from 12 games. Reading's 16 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Clarets, as the Royals have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Burnley Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Reading Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.