FootyMAD's Reading match preview

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Last updated : 02 November 2007
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History of the Fulham v Reading fixture

Fulham prepare to entertain Reading at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 19 games played, Cottagers have recorded 7 wins, and Reading have come away with 5 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was less than a year ago, in November 2006, with Reading inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Cottagers in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 14 AprReading1 - 0FulhamPREM
2006/2007Sat 25 NovFulham0-1ReadingPREM
1998/1999Mon 05 AprReading0 - 1FulhamLGE1
1998/1999Tue 23 FebFulham3 - 1ReadingLGE1
1993/1994Sun 30 JanFulham1 - 0ReadingLGE1
1993/1994Tue 11 JanFulham1 - 0ReadingASSM
1993/1994Wed 10 NovReading1 - 0FulhamASSM

Recent respective form guides

Fulham need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Cottagers have scored 8, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Reading's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Royals have hit 8 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Fulham find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 9 points from their 11 matches. Reading see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 13 points from their 11 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Fulham6042584
Reading630313179

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Craven Cottage for the Cottagers and the Madmen are unable to see past Reading claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Fulham Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 8 most recent games.
Reading Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 13 outings ago.

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