Reading face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Most of the previous meetings have ended up in defeat for the Royals.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2006, the Villans carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 10 Feb||Reading||2 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2006/2007||Wed 23 Aug||Aston Villa||2 - 1||Reading||PREM|
|2001/2002||Wed 10 Oct||Aston Villa||1 - 0||Reading||LGEC|
|1987/1988||Sat 19 Mar||Reading||0 - 2||Aston Villa||CHMP|
|1987/1988||Sat 31 Oct||Aston Villa||2 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|1986/1987||Wed 08 Oct||Aston Villa||4 - 1||Reading||LGEC|
|1986/1987||Wed 24 Sep||Reading||1 - 1||Aston Villa||LGEC|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Villans's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
The away form of Reading is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Royals have hit 10 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Aston Villa's 36 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Reading see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 22 points from their 21 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Villans, as the Royals have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Aston Villa||Not drawn a match in their last 3 .|
|Reading||Not won in previous 9 away matches.|
No win in the 4 most recent games.