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Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Swansea City v Reading fixture

Swansea City prepare to entertain Reading at Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 35 games played, Swans have recorded 17 wins, and Reading have come away with 13 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Liberty Stadium was just last season, in August 2007, with Reading inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Swans in an League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 27 SepReading4 - 0Swansea CityCHMP
2007/2008Tue 28 AugSwansea City0-1ReadingLGEC
2005/2006Tue 23 AugReading3 - 1Swansea CityLGEC
2004/2005Mon 17 JanSwansea City0 - 1ReadingFAC
2004/2005Sat 08 JanReading1 - 1Swansea CityFAC
2000/2001Sat 24 FebSwansea City0 - 1ReadingLGE1
2000/2001Tue 30 JanSwansea City1 - 0ReadingASSM

Recent respective form guides

Swansea City will be hoping to improve on their poor home form, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. The Swans's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Reading's away form is none too clever either, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Royals, and 4 goals against.

Swansea City's 38 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Reading are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 54 points from the 27 games they have played so far.

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

Nothing seems to be going right for the Swans at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Royals come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Swansea City Drawn last 4 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 10 matches.
Reading Not won in previous 2 away matches.