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Last updated : 14 August 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James' Park at tea-time on Saturday, 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 April 2008, with Newcastle Utd. running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Premier League match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 05 AprNewcastle Utd.3 - 0ReadingPREM
2007/2008Sat 27 OctReading2 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Magpies have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Reading's away form is none too clever either, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. Just 6 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.

Newcastle Utd.'s 1 points from 1 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Reading are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 1 from their 1 matches played.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Newcastle Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Reading 4 games since last away draw.