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History of the Reading v Arsenal fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Arsenal at Madejski Stadium on Monday evening, hoping to break their duck against the visitors. Each previous meeting has resulted in defeat for the Royals.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in October 2006, where Arsenal annihilated the Royals 0-4 in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 03 MarArsenal2 - 1ReadingPREM
2006/2007Sun 22 OctReading0-4ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Tue 29 NovArsenal3 - 0ReadingLGEC
1986/1987Sat 10 JanReading1 - 3ArsenalFAC
1971/1972Sat 05 FebReading1 - 2ArsenalFAC
1967/1968Wed 11 OctArsenal1 - 0ReadingLGEC
1934/1935Sat 16 FebReading0 - 1ArsenalFAC

Recent respective form guides

Reading are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The Royals's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. The Gunners have managed to tuck away 9 goals in this period, and concede just the 2.

Reading see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 13 points from their 12 games played so far, Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 27 points from the 11 games played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Royals are in quite good form at home, but the FootyMad team thinks on this occasion, Arsenal will prove too strong and win this game comfortably. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Reading 12 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 13 .
Arsenal Undefeated in last 11 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.