FM Preview: Reading v Swansea City 16 Oct 2010

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History of the Reading v Swansea City fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Swansea City at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Royals are clearly on top, having won 20 and lost only 8 of the 34 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in December 2009, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 26 DecReading1-1Swansea CityCHMP
2009/2010Tue 18 AugSwansea City0 - 0ReadingCHMP
2008/2009Sat 17 JanSwansea City2 - 0ReadingCHMP
2008/2009Sat 27 SepReading4 - 0Swansea CityCHMP
2007/2008Tue 28 AugSwansea City0 - 1ReadingLGEC
2005/2006Tue 23 AugReading3 - 1Swansea CityLGEC
2004/2005Mon 17 JanSwansea City0 - 1ReadingFAC

Recent respective form guides

Reading have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 6 conceded.

Swansea City have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Reading lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower Championship, picking up 16 points from their 10 games so far. Swansea City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower Championship, picking up 16 from their 10 games so far.

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

Royals go into their game against Swansea City in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Swansea City 12 games since last away draw.