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History of the Reading v Leeds United fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Leeds United at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 2 of the 4 previous games, with the Royals winning just 1.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in October 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 12 FebLeeds Utd.3 - 1ReadingCHMP
2004/2005Tue 19 OctReading1-1Leeds Utd.CHMP
1997/1998Tue 18 NovLeeds Utd.2 - 3ReadingLGEC
1995/1996Wed 10 JanLeeds Utd.2 - 1ReadingLGEC
1987/1988Sat 12 DecReading0 - 1Leeds Utd.CHMP
1987/1988Sat 22 AugLeeds Utd.0 - 0ReadingCHMP
1986/1987Wed 22 AprReading2 - 1Leeds Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Reading could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Royals, with 3 goals against.

The Whites have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Reading are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola Championship, and have accumulated 34 points from the 15 games they have played so far. Leeds Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 25 points from 14 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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 Won 9 successive home games.
14 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 17 matches.
Leeds Utd. No win in the 2 most recent games.