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:|
|2009/2010||Sat 23 Jan||Reading||1 - 0||Burnley||FAC|
|2008/2009||Tue 12 May||Reading||0 - 2||Burnley||D1PO|
|2008/2009||Sat 09 May||Burnley||1 - 0||Reading||D1PO|
|2008/2009||Tue 28 Oct||Burnley||1 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Sat 04 Oct||Reading||3 - 1||Burnley||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Tue 09 Jan||Reading||3 - 2||Burnley||FAC|
|2005/2006||Sat 04 Mar||Burnley||0 - 3||Reading||CHMP|
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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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
|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.