Reading face a trip to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Friday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 34 games played, Royals have recorded 10 wins, and Crystal Palace have come away with 12 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in March 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:|
|2005/2006||Tue 13 Sep||Reading||3 - 2||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 06 Mar||Crystal Palace||2 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Dec||Reading||0 - 3||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 15 Mar||Reading||2 - 1||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Tue 26 Nov||Crystal Palace||0 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Wed 23 Apr||Crystal Palace||3 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Sat 21 Sep||Reading||1 - 6||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Crystal Palace are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Eagles, with 3 goals against.
The Royals have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Royals, and 4 goals against.
Crystal Palace's total of 47 points from their 27 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship. Reading are leading the way in the Coca Cola Championship, with their 29 games giving them a return of 72 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Royals, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw
|Crystal Palace||Won 3 successive home games.|
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 6 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Reading||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
11 games since last defeat.