FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 02 March 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Reading fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Reading at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Gunners have drawn both of the previous games against their opponents, however.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was just last season, in November 2005, with Arsenal running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a League Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 22 OctReading0 - 4ArsenalPREM
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

Arsenal are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Gunners, with 4 goals against.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Royals's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 9 against.

Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 49 points from their 26 games. Reading find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 43 points they have accumulated from 28 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Arsenal may be coming up against a decent side in Reading, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Gunners. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 20 home games.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Reading Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.