Reading pack their bags to visit Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 15 out of 23 times.
The previous match played between the two at Deepdale was more than three years back, in August 2005, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 winners in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 25 Feb||Reading||2 - 1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 13 Aug||Preston N.E.||0 - 3||Reading||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 28 Dec||Preston N.E.||3 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 14 Sep||Reading||3 - 1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 02 Mar||Preston N.E.||2 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 13 Jan||Reading||1 - 2||Preston N.E.||FAC|
|2003/2004||Sat 03 Jan||Preston N.E.||3 - 3||Reading||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Preston North End have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The North End's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Reading have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Preston N.E.'s 14 points from 10 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 20 points from 10 games.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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 Deepdale with Reading coasting to victory. Away win
|Preston N.E.||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Reading||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.