FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 02 February 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester City v Reading fixture

Man City play host to Reading at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 9 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 4 wins, and Reading have come away with 1 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Man City was back in October 1998, over five years ago, with Reading inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Sky Blues in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Mon 11 SepReading1 - 0Man CityPREM
1998/1999Sat 27 MarReading1 - 3Man CityLGE1
1998/1999Sat 24 OctMan City0-1ReadingLGE1
1997/1998Tue 24 FebReading3 - 0Man CityCHMP
1997/1998Sat 18 OctMan City0 - 0ReadingCHMP
1996/1997Sat 03 MayMan City3 - 2ReadingCHMP
1996/1997Tue 15 OctReading2 - 0Man CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Sky Blues's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Royals's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Man City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 30 points from their 24 games played so far, Reading's 37 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Man City are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Man City 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Reading Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.