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Stats Zone: Reading

The facts and figures ahead of tomorrow's trip to The Madjeski Stadium

19 January 2018

The Match in Numbers 

2 – The Bees have scored twice on each of their last four trips to The Madejski, (three wins, one defeat)

3 – No player has hit the post more often than Nico Yennaris this campaign

7 – The Royals have failed to hit the net in half of their last 14 matches in all competitions

9 – Both teams have scored in all but one of the last ten meetings

10 – The Bees have scored the most goals from outside the box in the Sky Bet Championship

14 – No side has scored more goals after the 75th minute than The Bees

24 – Draws between the two

28 – Bees wins over Reading

36 – Royals victories over The Bees

37 – The last 11 meetings have averaged nearly 3.5 goals per game

38 – Romaine Sawyers has created a chance every 38 minutes this season

301 – The Bees have created more chances from short passes than anyone else in the second tier

2,957 – Just shy of 3,000 Bees fans will be making the trip to Berkshire tomorrow to back Dean Smith’s side 

The First Meeting

18 October 1901, Southern League Division One - Reading 2 Brentford 0 

Brentford XI: Spicer; Regan, Robson; McEleny, McElhaney, Stormont; McSwan, McLeod, Turnbull, Shanks, Andrews 

Reading score a goal either side of half time as newly promoted Brentford continue their struggle against bigger opponents in Southern League Division One.

The Last Meeting

16 September 2017, Sky Bet Championship - Brentford 1 Reading 1

Brentford: Bentley, Henry, Bjelland, Egan, Clarke, Mokotjo (Yennaris), Woods, Sawyers (Mokotjo), Jozefzoon (Archibald), Watkins, Maupay 

A late penalty deprives The Bees of the three points after Josh Clarke's early opener


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