Reading face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. On each previous occasion, the match has ended in defeat for the Royals.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2006, as the Magpies edged out their past their rivals by a score 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:|
|2007/2008||Sat 27 Oct||Reading||2 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
The away form of Reading is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Royals have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 35 points from their 32 games played so far, Reading find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 32 matches.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Magpies, as the Royals have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Newcastle Utd.||4 games since last home draw.|
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Reading||6 games since last away draw.|