Reading prepare to entertain Newcastle United at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The majority of those games have been won by the Royals.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2007, the Royals carving out a narrow 1-0 victory 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||Mon 30 Apr||Reading||1-0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Wed 06 Dec||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 2||Reading||PREM|
|1989/1990||Wed 31 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||4 - 1||Reading||FAC|
|1989/1990||Sat 27 Jan||Reading||3 - 3||Newcastle Utd.||FAC|
|1989/1990||Wed 04 Oct||Newcastle Utd.||4 - 0||Reading||LGEC|
|1989/1990||Tue 19 Sep||Reading||3 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||LGEC|
|1968/1969||Sat 04 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||4 - 0||Reading||FAC|
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 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.
Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Magpies have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Reading see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 10 points from their 10 games played so far, Newcastle Utd.'s 17 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the Royals. Score draw
|Reading||11 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 11 .
|Newcastle Utd.||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.|
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.