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Last updated : 31 August 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v West Ham United fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Mon 01 JanReading6 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sun 01 OctWest Ham Utd.0 - 1ReadingPREM
2004/2005Sat 12 MarReading3 - 1West Ham Utd.CHMP
2004/2005Tue 10 AugWest Ham Utd.1 - 0ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 03 AprReading2 - 0West Ham Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 13 SepWest Ham Utd.1 - 0ReadingCHMP
2001/2002Tue 11 SepReading0 - 0West 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:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.64118513

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

Sequence statistics:
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.