FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

Last updated : 07 March 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Manchester City fixture

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:
2007/2008Sat 24 NovMan. City2 - 1ReadingPREM
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

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:PWDLFAP
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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.

Sequence statistics:
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.