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Last updated : 03 October 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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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 16 games played, Royals have recorded 7 wins, and Burnley have come away with 2 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was two seasons ago, in January 2007, as the Royals squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 09 JanReading3-2BurnleyFAC
2005/2006Sat 04 MarBurnley0 - 3ReadingCHMP
2005/2006Mon 29 AugReading2 - 1BurnleyCHMP
2004/2005Sat 15 JanBurnley0 - 0ReadingCHMP
2004/2005Sat 02 OctReading0 - 0BurnleyCHMP
2003/2004Tue 24 FebReading2 - 2BurnleyCHMP
2003/2004Tue 25 NovBurnley3 - 0ReadingCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Reading have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. In this time, Royals have rattled up an impressive 21 goals, and conceded 4.

Burnley have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Clarets have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 17 points from 9 games. Burnley are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 15 points from 9 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading are starting to turn Madejski Stadium into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Reading Won 5 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Burnley Undefeated in last 4 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.