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History of the Reading v Burnley fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Burnley at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 13 games played, Royals have recorded 5 wins, and Burnley have come away with 2 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 24 FebReading2-2BurnleyCHMP
2003/2004Tue 25 NovBurnley3 - 0ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Sat 01 FebBurnley2 - 5ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Tue 27 AugReading3 - 0BurnleyCHMP
1999/2000Sat 18 MarBurnley3 - 0ReadingLGE1
1999/2000Wed 24 NovReading0 - 0BurnleyLGE1
1998/1999Sat 13 FebBurnley1 - 1ReadingLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Reading have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 7 conceded.

Burnley have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Clarets's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 4 goals for and 3 against.

Reading are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 11 games giving them a return of 22 points. Burnley's 15 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading may be coming up against a decent side in Burnley, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Royals. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Reading 8 games since last home draw.
Burnley Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
7 games since last defeat.