Reading face a trip to Plymouth Argyle at Home Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 17 and win only 5 of the 28 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 06 Aug||Reading||1 - 2||Plymouth Arg.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 05 Feb||Reading||0 - 0||Plymouth Arg.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 02 Nov||Plymouth Arg.||2 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Tue 21 Dec||Plymouth Arg.||1 - 0||Reading||FAC|
|1999/2000||Sat 11 Dec||Reading||1 - 1||Plymouth Arg.||FAC|
|1993/1994||Sat 12 Mar||Plymouth Arg.||3 - 1||Reading||LGE1|
|1993/1994||Sat 18 Sep||Reading||3 - 2||Plymouth Arg.||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Plymouth Argyle are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Pilgrims in those games, with 4 conceded.
Reading's away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Royals, and 3 goals against.
Plymouth Arg. find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 19 matches. Reading are leading the way in the Coca Cola Championship, with their 20 games giving them a return of 47 points.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Reading are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Plymouth Arg.. Away win
|Plymouth Arg.||Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.|
|Reading||3 successive away victories.|
4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.