West Ham Utd. face a trip to Reading at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Most of the previous meetings have ended up in defeat for the Hammers.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2007, with Reading annihilating their visitors 6 - 0 in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Mon 01 Jan||Reading||6 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 01 Oct||West Ham Utd.||0 - 1||Reading||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 12 Mar||Reading||3 - 1||West Ham Utd.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 10 Aug||West Ham Utd.||1 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 03 Apr||Reading||2 - 0||West Ham Utd.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Sep||West Ham Utd.||1 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Tue 11 Sep||Reading||0 - 0||West Ham Utd.||LGEC|
Recent respective form guides
Reading have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.
The away form of West Ham Utd. however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Hammers, and 8 goals against.
Reading find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 4 points from their 4 matches. West Ham Utd. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 4 points from their 3 matches.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||4||1||1||8||5||13|
FootyMad's prediction ...
West Ham Utd. are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Reading. Away win
|Reading||7 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|West Ham Utd.||4 successive away victories.|
10 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.