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:|
|2002/2003||Sat 22 Mar||Bradford City||0 - 1||Reading||LD1|
|2002/2003||Tue 29 Oct||Reading||1 - 0||Bradford City||LD1|
|1997/1998||Tue 27 Jan||Bradford City||4 - 1||Reading||LD1|
|1997/1998||Sat 30 Aug||Reading||0 - 3||Bradford City||LD1|
|1996/1997||Sat 15 Mar||Reading||0 - 0||Bradford City||LD1|
|1996/1997||Tue 17 Dec||Bradford City||0 - 0||Reading||LD1|
|1993/1994||Tue 15 Mar||Reading||1 - 1||Bradford City||LD2|
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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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
|Reading||Latest 2 games ended in defeat.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Bradford City||12 games since last away draw.|
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.