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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Mon 13 Apr||Blackpool||2 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Tue 09 Dec||Reading||1-0||Blackpool||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Sat 19 Jan||Reading||3 - 0||Blackpool||LGE1|
|2001/2002||Sat 11 Aug||Blackpool||0 - 2||Reading||LGE1|
|1999/2000||Tue 08 Feb||Blackpool||0 - 2||Reading||LGE1|
|1999/2000||Sat 08 Jan||Reading||1 - 1||Blackpool||LGE1|
|1998/1999||Sat 10 Apr||Blackpool||2 - 0||Reading||LGE1|
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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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
|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.