Reading travel to take on West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Saturday evening, with the intention of improving a poor record there. The have tasted victory on only 2 occassions from the 12 previous games.
The last time the two teams met at West Brom was back in September 1997, over five years ago, the Baggies carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|1997/1998||Fri 26 Dec||Reading||2 - 1||West Brom||LD1|
|1997/1998||Sun 07 Sep||West Brom||1 - 0||Reading||LD1|
|1996/1997||Thu 26 Dec||Reading||2 - 2||West Brom||LD1|
|1996/1997||Tue 10 Sep||West Brom||3 - 2||Reading||LD1|
|1995/1996||Sat 02 Dec||Reading||3 - 1||West Brom||LD1|
|1995/1996||Sat 07 Oct||West Brom||2 - 0||Reading||LD1|
|1994/1995||Sat 14 Jan||Reading||0 - 2||West Brom||LD1|
Recent respective form guides
West Bromwich Albion have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 4 goals scored and conceded.
Reading have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The Royals's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
West Brom are leading the way in the Nationwide League Division One, with their 17 games giving them a return of 35 points. Reading's total of 30 points from their 18 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Nationwide League Division One.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Baggies, as the Royals have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|West Brom||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
|Reading||10 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.