FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

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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 9 previous games, with the Royals winning just 2.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was two seasons ago, in December 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 01 MarMiddlesbrough0 - 1ReadingPREM
2007/2008Sat 01 DecReading1-1MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Reading's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Middlesbrough's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Boro, and 8 goals against.

Reading are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 10 from their 10 matches played. Middlesbrough are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 17 points from 10 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Royals at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Boro come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Middlesbrough No win in the 3 most recent games.