FootyMAD's West Bromwich Albion match preview

History of the West Bromwich Albion v Reading fixture

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:
1997/1998Fri 26 DecReading2 - 1West BromLD1
1997/1998Sun 07 SepWest Brom1 - 0ReadingLD1
1996/1997Thu 26 DecReading2 - 2West BromLD1
1996/1997Tue 10 SepWest Brom3 - 2ReadingLD1
1995/1996Sat 02 DecReading3 - 1West BromLD1
1995/1996Sat 07 OctWest Brom2 - 0ReadingLD1
1994/1995Sat 14 JanReading0 - 2West BromLD1

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.