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History of the Reading v Newcastle United fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Mon 30 AprReading1-0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2006/2007Wed 06 DecNewcastle Utd.3 - 2ReadingPREM
1989/1990Wed 31 JanNewcastle Utd.4 - 1ReadingFAC
1989/1990Sat 27 JanReading3 - 3Newcastle Utd.FAC
1989/1990Wed 04 OctNewcastle Utd.4 - 0ReadingLGEC
1989/1990Tue 19 SepReading3 - 1Newcastle Utd.LGEC
1968/1969Sat 04 JanNewcastle Utd.4 - 0ReadingFAC

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.