Reading face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 10 games played, Royals have recorded 2 wins, and Man. City have come away with 4 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 03 Feb||Man. City||0 - 2||Reading||PREM|
|2006/2007||Mon 11 Sep||Reading||1 - 0||Man. City||PREM|
|1998/1999||Sat 27 Mar||Reading||1 - 3||Man. City||LGE1|
|1998/1999||Sat 24 Oct||Man. City||0 - 1||Reading||LGE1|
|1997/1998||Tue 24 Feb||Reading||3 - 0||Man. City||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 18 Oct||Man. City||0 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Sat 03 May||Man. City||3 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Manchester City could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. The Sky Blues have scored 10 and conceded 2 during this period.
In complete contrast to Man. City, Reading are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Royals have hit 9 goals, 19 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Man. City sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 26 points from their 13 games. Reading see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 13 points from their 13 games played so far,
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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 Man. City. Home win
|Man. City||Won 8 successive home games.|
11 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Reading||Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.|
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.