FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 26 August 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Watford v Reading fixture

Watford prepare to entertain Reading at Vicarage Road Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Hornets are clearly on top, having won 33 and lost only 9 of the 51 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Vicarage Road Stadium was less than a year ago, in September 2004, with Reading inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Hornets in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 26 DecReading3 - 0WatfordCHMP
2004/2005Sat 25 SepWatford0-1ReadingCHMP
2004/2005Tue 21 SepReading0 - 3WatfordLGEC
2003/2004Sun 09 MayWatford1 - 0ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 29 NovReading2 - 1WatfordCHMP
2002/2003Wed 30 AprWatford0 - 3ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Sat 23 NovReading1 - 0WatfordCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Watford have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

The away form of Reading however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Royals, and 6 goals against.

Watford are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 7 points from 4 games. Reading are leading the way in the Coca Cola Championship, with their 4 games giving them a return of 9 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Watford's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Reading. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Watford 5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Reading 8 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.