FM Preview: Reading v Norwich City 13 Nov 2010

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History of the Reading v Norwich City fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Norwich City at Madejski Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Royals are clearly on top, winning 53.13% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was two seasons ago, in December 2008, with Reading running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Mon 27 AprNorwich City0 - 2ReadingCHMP
2008/2009Sat 13 DecReading2-0Norwich CityCHMP
2005/2006Tue 31 JanReading4 - 0Norwich CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 24 SepNorwich City0 - 1ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Mon 12 AprReading0 - 1Norwich CityCHMP
2003/2004Tue 30 SepNorwich City2 - 1ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Wed 05 MarNorwich City0 - 1ReadingCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Reading have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Royals, with 5 goals against.

Norwich City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Reading's 23 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Norwich City's total of 25 points from their 16 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship.

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

Reading are starting to turn Madejski Stadium into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Reading Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Norwich City Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.