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History of the Manchester City v Reading fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 03 FebMan. City0 - 2ReadingPREM
2006/2007Mon 11 SepReading1 - 0Man. CityPREM
1998/1999Sat 27 MarReading1 - 3Man. CityLGE1
1998/1999Sat 24 OctMan. City0 - 1ReadingLGE1
1997/1998Tue 24 FebReading3 - 0Man. CityCHMP
1997/1998Sat 18 OctMan. City0 - 0ReadingCHMP
1996/1997Sat 03 MayMan. City3 - 2ReadingCHMP

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.