FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 21 October 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal travel to take on Reading at Madejski Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and will hope to continue their unbeaten record at the ground. Its been a kind fixture in the past, resulting in a win each time for the Gunners.

The last time the two teams met at Reading was well over fifteen years ago, back in January 1987, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 29 NovArsenal3 - 0ReadingLGEC
1986/1987Sat 10 JanReading1 - 3ArsenalFAC
1971/1972Sat 05 FebReading1 - 2ArsenalFAC
1967/1968Wed 11 OctArsenal1 - 0ReadingLGEC
1934/1935Sat 16 FebReading0 - 1ArsenalFAC

Recent respective form guides

Reading have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Gunners, and 3 goals against.

Reading's 13 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 14 points they have accumulated from 7 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Gunners's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Reading, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Arsenal 9 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.