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:|
|2003/2004||Tue 24 Feb||Reading||2-2||Burnley||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 25 Nov||Burnley||3 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 01 Feb||Burnley||2 - 5||Reading||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Tue 27 Aug||Reading||3 - 0||Burnley||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Sat 18 Mar||Burnley||3 - 0||Reading||LGE1|
|1999/2000||Wed 24 Nov||Reading||0 - 0||Burnley||LGE1|
|1998/1999||Sat 13 Feb||Burnley||1 - 1||Reading||LGE1|
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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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
|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.