Reading face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 16 and win only 4 of the 25 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2009, with Reading inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the North End in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sun 02 May||Reading||4 - 1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2009/2010||Tue 29 Sep||Preston N.E.||1 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Sat 07 Feb||Reading||0 - 0||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Sat 18 Oct||Preston N.E.||2 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 25 Feb||Reading||2 - 1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 13 Aug||Preston N.E.||0 - 3||Reading||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 28 Dec||Preston N.E.||3 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Preston North End's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While North End have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.
Reading's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Royals have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Preston N.E. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 9 points from 9 matches. Reading's total of 15 points from their 9 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its been an indifferent run of form for the Royals of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Deepdale with Reading coasting to victory. Away win
|Preston N.E.||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 14 .
|Reading||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.