FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 04 April 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Reading fixture

Newcastle Utd. prepare to entertain Reading at 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 most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was just last season, in December 2006, as the Magpies squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 27 OctReading2 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2006/2007Mon 30 AprReading1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2006/2007Wed 06 DecNewcastle Utd.3-2ReadingPREM
1989/1990Wed 31 JanNewcastle Utd.4 - 1ReadingFAC
1989/1990Sat 27 JanReading3 - 3Newcastle Utd.FAC
1989/1990Wed 04 OctNewcastle Utd.4 - 0ReadingLGEC
1989/1990Tue 19 SepReading3 - 1Newcastle Utd.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Reading is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Royals have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 35 points from their 32 games played so far, Reading find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 32 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.62138117

FootyMad's prediction ...

Newcastle Utd. are not exactly setting the world alight at St. James' Park at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Reading in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Reading 6 games since last away draw.