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History of the Plymouth Argyle v Reading fixture

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:
2005/2006Sat 06 AugReading1 - 2Plymouth Arg.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 05 FebReading0 - 0Plymouth Arg.CHMP
2004/2005Tue 02 NovPlymouth Arg.2 - 2ReadingCHMP
1999/2000Tue 21 DecPlymouth Arg.1 - 0ReadingFAC
1999/2000Sat 11 DecReading1 - 1Plymouth Arg.FAC
1993/1994Sat 12 MarPlymouth Arg.3 - 1ReadingLGE1
1993/1994Sat 18 SepReading3 - 2Plymouth 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.

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 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

Sequence statistics:
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.