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History of the Reading v Bradford City fixture

Bradford City face a trip to Reading at Madjeski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Bantams have won 6 of the 24 games compared to the host's 9 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in October 2002, the Royals carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 22 MarBradford City0 - 1ReadingLD1
2002/2003Tue 29 OctReading1 - 0Bradford CityLD1
1997/1998Tue 27 JanBradford City4 - 1ReadingLD1
1997/1998Sat 30 AugReading0 - 3Bradford CityLD1
1996/1997Sat 15 MarReading0 - 0Bradford CityLD1
1996/1997Tue 17 DecBradford City0 - 0ReadingLD1
1993/1994Tue 15 MarReading1 - 1Bradford CityLD2

Recent respective form guides

Reading have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 5 conceded.

Bradford City have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. Bantams have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Reading's 14 points from 10 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Bradford City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 10 matches.

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

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Royals, as the Bantams have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
ReadingLatest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Bradford City12 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.