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Last updated : 20 November 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Blackpool fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Blackpool at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 16 games played, Royals have recorded 8 wins, and Blackpool have come away with 2 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in December 2008, the Royals carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Mon 13 AprBlackpool2 - 2ReadingCHMP
2008/2009Tue 09 DecReading1-0BlackpoolCHMP
2001/2002Sat 19 JanReading3 - 0BlackpoolLGE1
2001/2002Sat 11 AugBlackpool0 - 2ReadingLGE1
1999/2000Tue 08 FebBlackpool0 - 2ReadingLGE1
1999/2000Sat 08 JanReading1 - 1BlackpoolLGE1
1998/1999Sat 10 AprBlackpool2 - 0ReadingLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Reading need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. Royals have conceded a disappointing 6 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 2 of their own chances.

Blackpool's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Seasiders have hit 8 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 14 points from their 16 games thus far. Blackpool's total of 27 points from their 16 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Royals at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Seasiders come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Failed to win in previous 8 home matches.
Blackpool Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
6 games since last defeat.