Reading MAD Preview The Burnley Encounter

History of the Burnley v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday evening, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. Only 3 defeats have been registered in the 10 games, with 5 ending in victory.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 2 - 5 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 01 FebBurnley2 - 5ReadingLD1
2002/2003Tue 27 AugReading3 - 0BurnleyLD1
1999/2000Sat 18 MarBurnley3 - 0ReadingLD2
1999/2000Wed 24 NovReading0 - 0BurnleyLD2
1998/1999Sat 13 FebBurnley1 - 1ReadingLD2
1998/1999Wed 09 SepReading1 - 1BurnleyLD2
1994/1995Sat 21 JanBurnley1 - 2ReadingLD1

Recent respective form guides

Burnley have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Clarets in those games, with 6 conceded.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last seven, drawing one but losing the other 4. The Royals's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded a somewhat disappointing 8.

Burnley find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 21 points from their 19 matches. Reading lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division One, picking up 31 from their 19 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Royals out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Burnley. Away win

Sequence statistics:
BurnleyDrawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
ReadingHave won six of their last nine games, drawing once.
Last lost five outings ago, away at Crewe.