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History of the Fulham v Reading fixture

Reading travel to take on Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 17 games played, Royals have recorded 4 wins, and Fulham have come away with 6 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Fulham was back in February 1999, over five years ago, with Fulham running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a League Division Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
1998/1999Mon 05 AprReading0 - 1FulhamLGE1
1998/1999Tue 23 FebFulham3 - 1ReadingLGE1
1993/1994Sun 30 JanFulham1 - 0ReadingLGE1
1993/1994Sat 30 OctReading1 - 0FulhamLGE1
1992/1993Sat 06 MarFulham0 - 0ReadingLGE1
1992/1993Fri 02 OctReading3 - 0FulhamLGE1
1991/1992Tue 07 AprFulham1 - 0ReadingLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Fulham have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Royals have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Fulham see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 17 points from their 13 games played so far, Reading's 19 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Cottagers, as the Royals have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Fulham 7 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Reading Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.