Reading face a trip to West Ham United at Boleyn Ground at lunchtime on Wednesday, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having managed to conjure up just 1 wins from the previous 3 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2006, with Reading inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Hammers in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Sep||Reading||0 - 3||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Mon 01 Jan||Reading||6 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 01 Oct||West Ham Utd.||0 - 1||Reading||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 12 Mar||Reading||3 - 1||West Ham Utd.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 10 Aug||West Ham Utd.||1 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 03 Apr||Reading||2 - 0||West Ham Utd.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Sep||West Ham Utd.||1 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
West Ham United's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Hammers's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
The away form of Reading is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Royals have hit 10 goals, 19 have hit the back of the wrong net.
West Ham Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 25 points from their 17 games played so far, Reading see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 21 points from their 18 games played so far,
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||2||1||3||5||7||7|
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Hammers, as the Royals have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|West Ham Utd.||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Reading||Not won in previous 6 away matches.|
5 games since last defeat.