Reading prepare to entertain Manchester City at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 5 of the 10 previous games, with the Royals winning just 4.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in September 2006, the Royals carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 24 Nov||Man. City||2 - 1||Reading||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Reading's woeful home form means they have chalked up just a single victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. Royals have conceded a disappointing 10 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.
Man. City's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Sky Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.
Reading are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 25 points from their 28 games thus far. Man. City's 45 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
These are testing times at Madejski Stadium for the Royals and the Madmen are unable to see past Man. City claiming victory in a close match.
|Reading||Been beaten in each of their previous 5 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
|Man. City||No win in the 2 most recent games.|