Reading pack their bags to visit Southampton at St. Marys on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 16 games played, Royals have recorded 2 wins, and Southampton have come away with 7 victories.
The previous match played between the two at St. Marys was more than three years back, in September 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 22 Nov||Reading||1 - 2||Southampton||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Fri 10 Feb||Reading||2 - 0||Southampton||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Wed 28 Sep||Southampton||0 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Sat 04 Jan||Reading||3 - 1||Southampton||FAC|
|1995/1996||Tue 28 Nov||Reading||2 - 1||Southampton||LGEC|
|1987/1988||Sat 09 Jan||Reading||0 - 1||Southampton||FAC|
|1978/1979||Tue 14 Nov||Southampton||2 - 0||Reading||LGEC|
Recent respective form guides
Southampton need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. Saints have conceded a disappointing 7 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.
Reading's away form is none too clever either, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Those games have seen the Royals pummel 12 goals, and let in 5.
Southampton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 22 points from 25 matches. Reading are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 50 points from the 25 games they have played so far.
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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 Southampton. Away win
|Southampton||Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.|
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
|Reading||Undefeated in last 5 away games.|
8 games since last defeat.