FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 11 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v Reading fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Reading at Villa Park 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 Villans.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was just last season, in August 2006, the Villans carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 10 FebReading2 - 0Aston VillaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Villans's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

The away form of Reading is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Royals have hit 10 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa's 36 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Reading see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 22 points from their 21 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Reading Not won in previous 9 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.