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LUFC Reading v Leeds United Match Preview

LUFC Reading v Leeds United Match Preview

Leeds United travel to Reading on Saturday hoping to extend their current unbeaten run.

Form


Reading
The Royals have drawn their last three games after sharing the points in a 1-1 draw at Watford last time out.

Last time out at home they drew with Norwich City 3-3.

In two of their last three home games, they have come from 3-1 down to claim points. They took all three against Doncaster in a 4-3 win and one point in the 3-3 draw with Norwich.

So far this season at home they have won four, drawn three and lost two of their nine games.

They are currently in eleventh place with twenty-five points from eighteen games but a win on Saturday would take them above Leeds who are currently fifth.

Home form: LDWWWLWDD

Leeds
The Whites are unbeaten in five games after sharing the points in a 1-1 draw at Norwich last time out.

Leeds are unbeaten in their last four away games, winning three and drawing one.

So far this season on their travels they have won four, drawn three and lost two.

They are currently three points ahead of Reading with twenty-eight points from eighteen games and are in fifth place.

Away form: DWLdLWWWD

History

The two sides have only ever met on five occasions at Reading with Leeds winning two, drawing two and losing one.

They met previously twice at the Madejski Stadium with both games ending 1-1.

In their last meeting in the 2005/06 season, David Healy equalised for Leeds to earn a point.

In their last six encounters both sides have managed to score.

Full history (League unless stated)
1927/28 Leeds 6-2 Reading
1927/28 Reading 0-1 Leeds
1986/87 Leeds 3-2 Reading
1986/87 Reading 2-1 Leeds
1987/88 Leeds 0-0 Reading
1987/88 Reading 0-1 Leeds
1995/96 Leeds 2-1 Reading League Cup
1997/98 Leeds 2-3 Reading League Cup
2004/05 Reading 1-1 Leeds
2004/05 Leeds 3-1 Reading
2005/06 Reading 1-1 Leeds
2005/06 Leeds 1-1 Reading

Betting (Odds supplied by Sportingbet.com)

Reading 19/20
Draw 9/4
Leeds 13/5


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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Wednesday November 24 2010
Time: 8:20PM

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