Reading prepare to entertain Blackburn Rovers at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 2 of the 5 previous games, with the Royals winning just 1.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in December 2006, with Blackburn R. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Royals in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 20 Oct||Blackburn R.||4 - 2||Reading||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 13 May||Blackburn R.||3 - 3||Reading||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 16 Dec||Reading||1-2||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|1987/1988||Mon 02 May||Blackburn R.||1 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|1987/1988||Sat 28 Nov||Reading||0 - 0||Blackburn R.||CHMP|
|1986/1987||Tue 14 Apr||Blackburn R.||0 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1986/1987||Sat 04 Oct||Reading||4 - 0||Blackburn R.||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Reading's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Royals have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.
Blackburn R.'s away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Reading find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 31 points from their 31 matches. Blackburn R.'s 49 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
These are testing times at Madejski Stadium for the Royals and the Madmen are unable to see past Blackburn R. claiming victory in a close match.
|Reading||10 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 11 .
|Blackburn R.||4 games since last away draw.|