FM Preview: Reading v Derby County 07 May 2011

Last updated : 06 May 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Derby County fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Derby County at Madejski Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, aiming to maintain a near-perfect record against their opponents. The Royals have won 12 of the 14 matches the two teams have contested.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in March 2010, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 18 Dec Derby County 1 - 2 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Wed 10 Mar Reading 4-1 Derby County Championship
2009/2010 Sat 28 Nov Derby County 2 - 1 Reading Championship
2008/2009 Tue 21 Apr Derby County 0 - 2 Reading Championship
2008/2009 Sat 08 Nov Reading 3 - 0 Derby County Championship
2007/2008 Sun 11 May Derby County 0 - 4 Reading Premier League
2007/2008 Sun 07 Oct Reading 1 - 0 Derby County Premier League

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Reading have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Royals, with 8 goals against.

In complete contrast to Reading, Derby County are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Rams have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading's total of 74 points from their 45 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship.

Derby County are currently lying in 19th place in Npower Championship having mustered a points tally of 49 from their 45 matches played.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 3 2 1 11 7 11
Derby County 6 1 2 3 8 12 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Royals's form is quite poor at the moment, but we see this as their ideal opportunity to register a morale-boosting win. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading 7 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Derby County Not won in previous 5 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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