FM Preview: Newcastle United v Reading 19 Jan 2013

Last updated : 18 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Newcastle United v Reading fixture

Newcastle United are ready to welcome Reading to St. James Park on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. All the previous meetings between the two have been won by the Magpies.

The previous match played between the two at St. James Park was more than three years back, in August 2009, with Newcastle United running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 29 Sep Reading 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
2009/2010 Tue 13 Apr Reading 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Championship
2009/2010 Sat 15 Aug Newcastle Utd. 3-0 Reading Championship
2007/2008 Sat 05 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Reading Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 27 Oct Reading 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
2006/2007 Mon 30 Apr Reading 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
2006/2007 Wed 06 Dec Newcastle Utd. 3 - 2 Reading Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Reading is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Royals have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Newcastle United are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 21 points from 22 matches.

Reading are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 16 points from their 22 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Newcastle United 6 1 1 4 8 15 4
Reading 6 3 1 2 8 7 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

With Newcastle United only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Newcastle United 5 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Reading 8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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