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:|
|2007/2008||Sat 05 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 0||Reading||PREM|
|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|
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:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|Newcastle Utd.||Not won in the 3 most recent games.|
|Reading||4 games since last away draw.|