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History of the Liverpool v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. The Royals lost the only previous game played between the two.

The only previous meeting between Liverpool and Reading at was earlier this season, as the Reds edged out their past their rivals by a score of 4 - 3 in a League Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 25 OctLiverpool4 - 3ReadingLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 17 goals for the Reds, with 7 goals against.

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 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Liverpool's 14 points from 10 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Reading's 13 points from 10 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Royals are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Liverpool. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Liverpool Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Reading Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.