FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 21 November 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Southampton fixture

Southampton pack their bags to visit Reading at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 19 games played, Saints have recorded 6 wins, and Reading have come away with 8 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Madejski Stadium was within the last three years, in February 2006, with Reading running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Fri 10 FebReading2 - 0SouthamptonCHMP
2005/2006Wed 28 SepSouthampton0 - 0ReadingCHMP
1996/1997Sat 04 JanReading3 - 1SouthamptonFAC
1995/1996Tue 28 NovReading2 - 1SouthamptonLGEC
1987/1988Sat 09 JanReading0 - 1SouthamptonFAC
1978/1979Tue 14 NovSouthampton2 - 0ReadingLGEC
1978/1979Wed 08 NovReading0 - 0SouthamptonLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Reading are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Royals have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 2.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Saints have hit 7 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 33 points from 17 games. Southampton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 16 points from 17 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Southampton not hitting the right notes away from home at the moment, the Madmen safely assumes that Reading will ease to victory over the Saints. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Southampton An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.