FM Preview: Reading v Burnley 17 Feb 2012

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Burnley fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Burnley at Madejski Stadium on Friday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 20 games played, Royals have recorded 10 wins, and Burnley have come away with 3 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in January 2011, the Royals carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 15 Oct Burnley 0 - 1 Reading Championship
2010/2011 Mon 03 Jan Reading 2-1 Burnley Championship
2010/2011 Sat 23 Oct Burnley 0 - 4 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Sat 23 Jan Reading 1 - 0 Burnley F.A. Cup
2008/2009 Tue 12 May Reading 0 - 2 Burnley Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2)
2008/2009 Sat 09 May Burnley 1 - 0 Reading Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2)
2008/2009 Tue 28 Oct Burnley 1 - 0 Reading Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Reading are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These games have seen the Royals score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 2.

Burnley have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Clarets's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Reading's total of 51 points from their 30 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Burnley's 47 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 4 0 2 6 3 12
Burnley 6 3 2 1 7 3 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Burnley is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Royals in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading 11 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 17 .
Burnley 26 games since last away draw.

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