FootyMAD's Watford match preview

History of the Reading v Watford fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Watford at Madjeski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 27 wins out of 40 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madjeski Stadium was just last season, in November 2002, the Royals carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Wed 30 AprWatford0 - 3ReadingLD1
2002/2003Sat 23 NovReading1-0WatfordLD1
1995/1996Tue 16 AprWatford4 - 2ReadingLD1
1995/1996Sat 02 MarReading0 - 0WatfordLD1
1994/1995Sat 04 MarReading4 - 1WatfordLD1
1994/1995Sat 24 SepWatford2 - 2ReadingLD1
1977/1978Tue 07 MarWatford1 - 0ReadingDIV4

Recent respective form guides

Reading have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 4 conceded.

The Hornets have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Reading lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division One, picking up 31 points from their 20 games so far. Watford find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 24 points from their 20 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading may be coming up against a decent side in Watford, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Royals. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Won 3 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Watford 4 games since last defeat.