FM Preview: Reading v Hull City 22 Jan 2011

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Hull City fixture

Reading play host to Hull City at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 21 games played, Royals have recorded 9 wins, and Hull City have come away with 6 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Reading was back in November 2005, over five years ago, with Reading running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 28 DecHull City1 - 1ReadingCHMP
2005/2006Sat 19 NovReading3-1Hull CityCHMP
2005/2006Tue 18 OctHull City1 - 1ReadingCHMP
1993/1994Sat 19 MarHull City1 - 2ReadingLGE1
1993/1994Sat 25 SepReading1 - 1Hull CityLGE1
1992/1993Sat 13 FebHull City1 - 1ReadingLGE1
1992/1993Sat 05 SepReading1 - 2Hull CityLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Reading are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 5 conceded.

Hull City's away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the The Tigers, and 5 goals against.

Reading lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower Championship, picking up 40 points from their 26 games so far. Hull City's 36 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Both teams are displaying reasonable form at the moment, and for that reason, the Madmen predict the game will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Reading Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Hull City Undefeated in last 8 away games.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.