Reading prepare to entertain Stoke City at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 21 games played, Royals have recorded 9 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 5 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in March 2004, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division One match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 16 Oct||Stoke City||0 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Mar||Reading||0-0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Dec||Stoke City||3 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sun 04 May||Stoke City||1 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 28 Sep||Reading||1 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Sat 23 Feb||Reading||1 - 0||Stoke City||LGE1|
|2001/2002||Sat 15 Sep||Stoke City||2 - 0||Reading||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Reading have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 6 conceded.
Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Potters have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 31 points from 17 games. Stoke City's 24 points from 17 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against Stoke City is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Royals in a close run game. Home Win
|Reading||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Stoke City||Not won in previous 5 away matches.|