FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

History of the Reading v Stoke City fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 16 OctStoke City0 - 1ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 13 MarReading0-0Stoke CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 13 DecStoke City3 - 0ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Sun 04 MayStoke City1 - 0ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Sat 28 SepReading1 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
2001/2002Sat 23 FebReading1 - 0Stoke CityLGE1
2001/2002Sat 15 SepStoke City2 - 0ReadingLGE1

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.