FM Preview: Watford v Reading 20 Nov 2010

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History of the Watford v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 34 and win only 9 of the 55 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2010, with Watford running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 24 AprWatford3 - 0ReadingCHMP
2009/2010Sat 26 SepReading1 - 1WatfordCHMP
2008/2009Fri 09 JanReading4 - 0WatfordCHMP
2008/2009Sat 20 SepWatford2 - 2ReadingCHMP
2006/2007Sat 05 MayReading0 - 2WatfordPREM
2006/2007Sat 09 DecWatford0 - 0ReadingPREM
2005/2006Sat 11 MarReading0 - 0WatfordCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Watford are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Royals's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Watford see themselves just below half way in the Npower Championship, showing a record of 22 points from their 17 games played so far, Reading's 24 points from 17 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Royals out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Watford. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Watford Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Reading 4 games since last away draw.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.