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History of the Reading v Leeds United fixture

Reading play host to Leeds United at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening, determined to stop the rot against their opponents, having lost out to their rivals on 2 of the previous 3 occassions.

The last time the two teams met at Reading was well over fifteen years ago, back in December 1987, with Leeds Utd. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Royals in a Second Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1997/1998Tue 18 NovLeeds Utd.2 - 3ReadingLC
1995/1996Wed 10 JanLeeds Utd.2 - 1ReadingLC
1987/1988Sat 12 DecReading0-1Leeds Utd.CHMP
1987/1988Sat 22 AugLeeds Utd.0 - 0ReadingCHMP
1986/1987Wed 22 AprReading2 - 1Leeds Utd.CHMP
1986/1987Sat 13 SepLeeds Utd.3 - 2ReadingCHMP
1927/1928Sat 24 MarReading0 - 1Leeds Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Reading have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 5 conceded.

Leeds Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Reading are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 26 points from the 13 games they have played so far. Leeds Utd.'s 17 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Reading63216511
Leeds Utd.6231439

FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading may be coming up against a decent side in Leeds Utd., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Royals. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Leeds Utd. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.