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History of the Fulham v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 19 games played, Royals have recorded 5 wins, and Fulham have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2006, with Reading inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Cottagers in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 14 AprReading1 - 0FulhamPREM
2006/2007Sat 25 NovFulham0 - 1ReadingPREM
1998/1999Mon 05 AprReading0 - 1FulhamLGE1
1998/1999Tue 23 FebFulham3 - 1ReadingLGE1
1993/1994Sun 30 JanFulham1 - 0ReadingLGE1
1993/1994Tue 11 JanFulham1 - 0ReadingASSM
1993/1994Wed 10 NovReading1 - 0FulhamASSM

Recent respective form guides

Fulham need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Cottagers have scored 8, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Reading's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Royals have hit 8 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Fulham find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 9 points from their 11 matches. Reading see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 13 points from their 11 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Royals out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Fulham. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Fulham Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 8 most recent games.
Reading Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 13 outings ago.