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History of the West Bromwich Albion v Reading fixture

Reading pack their bags to visit West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 11 out of 16 times.

The previous match played between the two at The Hawthorns was more than three years back, in January 2006, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 17 JanReading3 - 2West Brom.FAC
2005/2006Sat 07 JanWest Brom.1 - 1ReadingFAC
2003/2004Sat 01 MayReading1 - 0West Brom.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 22 NovWest Brom.0 - 0ReadingCHMP
1997/1998Fri 26 DecReading2 - 1West Brom.CHMP
1997/1998Sun 07 SepWest Brom.1 - 0ReadingCHMP
1996/1997Thu 26 DecReading2 - 2West Brom.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

West Bromwich Albion have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the The Baggies in those games, with 7 conceded.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Royals's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

West Brom. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 21 points from the 11 games they have played so far. Reading are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 11 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Brom.6213977

FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why West Brom. may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
West Brom. 6 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Reading 4 games since last away draw.