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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 20 Sep||Watford||2 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 05 May||Reading||0-2||Watford||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 09 Dec||Watford||0 - 0||Reading||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 11 Mar||Reading||0 - 0||Watford||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 27 Aug||Watford||0 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sun 26 Dec||Reading||3 - 0||Watford||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 25 Sep||Watford||0 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
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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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
|Reading||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.|
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Watford||Not won in previous 5 away matches.|