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:|
|2006/2007||Tue 09 Jan||Reading||3-2||Burnley||FAC|
|2005/2006||Sat 04 Mar||Burnley||0 - 3||Reading||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Mon 29 Aug||Reading||2 - 1||Burnley||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 15 Jan||Burnley||0 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 02 Oct||Reading||0 - 0||Burnley||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 24 Feb||Reading||2 - 2||Burnley||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 25 Nov||Burnley||3 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
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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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
|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.