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History of the Reading v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa travel to take on Reading at Madejski Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the Villans have beating their opponents 3 times from 5 games.

The last time the two teams met at Reading was well over fifteen years ago, back in March 1988, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Second Division match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 23 AugAston Villa2 - 1ReadingPREM
2001/2002Wed 10 OctAston Villa1 - 0ReadingLGEC
1987/1988Sat 19 MarReading0 - 2Aston VillaCHMP
1987/1988Sat 31 OctAston Villa2 - 1ReadingCHMP
1986/1987Wed 08 OctAston Villa4 - 1ReadingLGEC
1986/1987Wed 24 SepReading1 - 1Aston VillaLGEC
1970/1971Tue 04 MayAston Villa2 - 1ReadingLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Reading are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Royals, with 9 goals against.

The away form of Aston Villa is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Villans have hit 7 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 40 points they have accumulated from 26 games. Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 32 points from their 26 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Reading651015816
Aston Villa6213687

FootyMad's prediction ...

Villans are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Reading. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Won 4 successive home games.
12 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Aston Villa Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.