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:|
|2006/2007||Wed 23 Aug||Aston Villa||2 - 1||Reading||PREM|
|2001/2002||Wed 10 Oct||Aston Villa||1 - 0||Reading||LGEC|
|1987/1988||Sat 19 Mar||Reading||0 - 2||Aston Villa||CHMP|
|1987/1988||Sat 31 Oct||Aston Villa||2 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|1986/1987||Wed 08 Oct||Aston Villa||4 - 1||Reading||LGEC|
|1986/1987||Wed 24 Sep||Reading||1 - 1||Aston Villa||LGEC|
|1970/1971||Tue 04 May||Aston Villa||2 - 1||Reading||LGE1|
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,
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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
|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.