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Last updated : 18 August 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough travel to take on Reading at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 3 of the 7 previous games, with the hosts winning just 1.

The last time the two teams met at Reading was back in April 1998, over five years ago, with Middlesbrough inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Royals in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1997/1998Mon 13 AprReading0 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP
1997/1998Tue 06 JanReading0 - 1MiddlesbroughLGEC
1997/1998Sat 13 DecMiddlesbrough4 - 0ReadingCHMP
1994/1995Sat 04 FebMiddlesbrough0 - 1ReadingCHMP
1994/1995Tue 06 DecReading1 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP
1987/1988Sat 20 FebReading0 - 0MiddlesbroughCHMP
1987/1988Tue 29 SepMiddlesbrough0 - 0ReadingCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Reading 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 13 goals for the Royals, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Reading, Middlesbrough are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 2 goals have been registered in this time, with 4 leaked at the wrong end.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Royals, as the Boro have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 11 matches.
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 5 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.