Reading face a trip to Nottingham Forest at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 12 games played, Royals have recorded 3 wins, and Nottm. Forest have come away with 6 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2004, with Reading inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Forest in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 17 Jan||Nottm. Forest||0 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 16 Aug||Reading||3 - 0||Nottm. Forest||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Fri 18 Apr||Reading||1 - 0||Nottm. Forest||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 21 Dec||Nottm. Forest||2 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sun 26 Apr||Nottm. Forest||1 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Fri 24 Oct||Reading||3 - 3||Nottm. Forest||CHMP|
|1959/1960||Sat 09 Jan||Nottm. Forest||1 - 0||Reading||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Nottingham Forest have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Forest's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.
Reading have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Nottm. Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 14 points from their 19 games thus far. Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 37 points from 19 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its been an indifferent run of form for the Royals of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at City Ground with Reading coasting to victory. Away win
|Nottm. Forest||Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.|
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
|Reading||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
4 games since last defeat.