Reading face a trip to Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 33 out of 50 times.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2004, the Hornets carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Tue 21 Sep||Reading||0 - 3||Watford||LC|
|2003/2004||Sun 09 May||Watford||1 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 29 Nov||Reading||2 - 1||Watford||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Wed 30 Apr||Watford||0 - 3||Reading||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 23 Nov||Reading||1 - 0||Watford||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Tue 16 Apr||Watford||4 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 02 Mar||Reading||0 - 0||Watford||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Watford have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Hornets in those games, with 3 conceded.
Reading have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 leaked at the wrong end.
Watford's total of 16 points from their 8 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Reading are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 18 points from the 9 games they have played so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Hornets, as the Royals have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Watford||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Reading||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 15 outings ago.