FM Preview: Reading v Burnley 03 Jan 2011

Last updated : 02 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Burnley fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Burnley at Madejski Stadium on Monday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 19 games played, Royals have recorded 9 wins, and Burnley have come away with 3 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in January 2010, the Royals carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 23 OctBurnley0 - 4ReadingCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Reading haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 8 conceded.

Burnley have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Clarets's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Reading's 34 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Burnley lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower Championship, picking up 35 from their 23 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the Royals. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Reading Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Burnley Last drawn game 8 outings ago.