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:|
|2006/2007||Sat 24 Feb||Middlesbrough||2 - 1||Reading||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 19 Aug||Reading||3-2||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|1997/1998||Mon 13 Apr||Reading||0 - 1||Middlesbrough||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Tue 06 Jan||Reading||0 - 1||Middlesbrough||LGEC|
|1997/1998||Sat 13 Dec||Middlesbrough||4 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Sat 04 Feb||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Tue 06 Dec||Reading||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||CHMP|
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.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|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.