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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Fri 10 Feb||Reading||2 - 0||Southampton||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Wed 28 Sep||Southampton||0 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Sat 04 Jan||Reading||3 - 1||Southampton||FAC|
|1995/1996||Tue 28 Nov||Reading||2 - 1||Southampton||LGEC|
|1987/1988||Sat 09 Jan||Reading||0 - 1||Southampton||FAC|
|1978/1979||Tue 14 Nov||Southampton||2 - 0||Reading||LGEC|
|1978/1979||Wed 08 Nov||Reading||0 - 0||Southampton||LGEC|
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:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|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.