FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Footymad preview
History of the Reading v Middlesbrough fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 3 of the 8 previous games, with the Royals winning just 2.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in August 2006, as the Royals squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 24 FebMiddlesbrough2 - 1ReadingPREM
2006/2007Sat 19 AugReading3-2MiddlesbroughPREM
1997/1998Mon 13 AprReading0 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP
1997/1998Tue 06 JanReading0 - 1MiddlesbroughLGEC
1997/1998Sat 13 DecMiddlesbrough4 - 0ReadingCHMP
1994/1995Sat 04 FebMiddlesbrough0 - 1ReadingCHMP
1994/1995Tue 06 DecReading1 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Reading have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While Royals have scored 8, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Boro have conceded 14 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Reading see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 13 points from their 14 games played so far, Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 14 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Royals's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Middlesbrough. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Reading 13 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 6 away matches.
No win in the 10 most recent games.