Reading play host to Arsenal at Madejski Stadium on Sunday afternoon, hoping to break their duck against the visitors. Each previous meeting has resulted in defeat for the Royals.
The last time the two teams met at Reading was well over fifteen years ago, back in January 1987, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a F.A. Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Tue 29 Nov||Arsenal||3 - 0||Reading||LGEC|
|1986/1987||Sat 10 Jan||Reading||1-3||Arsenal||FAC|
|1971/1972||Sat 05 Feb||Reading||1 - 2||Arsenal||FAC|
|1967/1968||Wed 11 Oct||Arsenal||1 - 0||Reading||LGEC|
|1934/1935||Sat 16 Feb||Reading||0 - 1||Arsenal||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Reading have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.
The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Gunners, and 3 goals against.
Reading's 13 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 14 points they have accumulated from 7 games.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Royals go into their game against Arsenal in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win
|Reading||Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.|
|Arsenal||9 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.