FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 18 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Manchester United fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Manchester United at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to break their duck against the visitors. Half of the previous meetings have ended in defeat for Royals.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2007, with Man. Utd. inflicting a narrow 2-3 defeat upon the Royals in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sun 12 AugMan. Utd.0 - 0ReadingPREM
2006/2007Tue 27 FebReading2-3Man. Utd.FAC
2006/2007Sat 17 FebMan. Utd.1 - 1ReadingFAC
2006/2007Sat 30 DecMan. Utd.3 - 2ReadingPREM
2006/2007Sat 23 SepReading1 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
1995/1996Sat 27 JanReading0 - 3Man. Utd.FAC
1970/1971Sat 01 AugReading2 - 3Man. Utd.INVC

Recent respective form guides

Reading have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Royals's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

The Red Devils have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Red Devils, and 3 goals against.

Reading see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 22 points from their 22 games played so far, Man. Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 51 points from the 22 games played.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.650116315

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Royals of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Man. Utd., who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Man. Utd. 5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.