Reading face a trip to Birmingham City at St. Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 10 games played, Royals have recorded 3 wins, and Birmingham C. have come away with 4 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2007, with Reading inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the Blues in a F.A. Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 27 Jan||Birmingham C.||2 - 3||Reading||FAC|
|2005/2006||Tue 07 Feb||Birmingham C.||2 - 1||Reading||FAC|
|2005/2006||Sat 28 Jan||Reading||1 - 1||Birmingham C.||FAC|
|1997/1998||Sat 31 Jan||Reading||2 - 0||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 23 Aug||Birmingham C.||3 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Sat 18 Jan||Birmingham C.||4 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Tue 26 Nov||Reading||0 - 0||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Birmingham City have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Blues's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
The away form of Reading is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Royals have hit 10 goals, 18 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Birmingham C. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 14 points from their 16 matches. Reading see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 17 points from their 16 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Reading are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from St. Andrew's with a well-deserved point. Score draw
|Birmingham C.||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
|Reading||Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.|
Not won in previous 5 away matches.