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History of the Reading v Watford fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Watford at Madejski Stadium on Friday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Royals are clearly on top, having won 32 and lost only 9 of the 51 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in May 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 20 SepWatford2 - 2ReadingCHMP
2006/2007Sat 05 MayReading0-2WatfordPREM
2006/2007Sat 09 DecWatford0 - 0ReadingPREM
2005/2006Sat 11 MarReading0 - 0WatfordCHMP
2005/2006Sat 27 AugWatford0 - 0ReadingCHMP
2004/2005Sun 26 DecReading3 - 0WatfordCHMP
2004/2005Sat 25 SepWatford0 - 1ReadingCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Reading have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Royals, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Reading, Watford are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Reading are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 51 points from the 26 games they have played so far. Watford are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 27 from their 26 matches played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Reading63218511
Watford63127710

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 Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Watford Not won in previous 5 away matches.