History of the Reading v Middlesbrough fixture
Reading prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 4 of the 11 previous games, with the Royals winning just 3.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in March 2011, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 5-2 thriller, in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 05 Mar||Reading||5-2||Middlesbrough||Championship|
|2010/2011||Sat 18 Sep||Middlesbrough||3 - 1||Reading||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 20 Mar||Middlesbrough||1 - 1||Reading||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 03 Oct||Reading||0 - 2||Middlesbrough||Championship|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Mar||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Reading||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Dec||Reading||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||Premier League|
|2006/2007||Sat 24 Feb||Middlesbrough||2 - 1||Reading||Premiership|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Reading are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
The away form of Middlesbrough however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The Boro have managed to tuck away 10 goals in this period, and concede just the 3.
Reading see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 11 points from their 9 games played so far,
Middlesbrough are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 19 points from the 9 games they have played so far.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing seems to be going right for the Royals at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Boro come away with an easy victory. Away win
|Reading||4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Middlesbrough||11 games since last away draw.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.
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