FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 29 December 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Reading fixture

Man Utd. play host to Reading at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The majority of those games have been won by the Red Devils.

The last time the two teams met at Man Utd. was way back in the black-and-white days of January 1955, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 23 SepReading1 - 1Man Utd.PREM
1995/1996Sat 27 JanReading0 - 3Man Utd.FAC
1954/1955Wed 12 JanMan Utd.4-1ReadingFAC
1954/1955Sat 08 JanReading1 - 1Man Utd.FAC
1936/1937Sat 16 JanMan Utd.1 - 0ReadingFAC
1935/1936Sat 11 JanReading1 - 3Man Utd.FAC
1926/1927Mon 17 JanReading2 - 1Man Utd.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Red Devils have rattled up an impressive 16 goals, and conceded 4.

In complete contrast to Man Utd., Reading are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Royals have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 50 points from the 20 games played. Reading's 27 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man Utd.650114515

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Man Utd. fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Red Devils. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd. Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Reading Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.