FM Preview: Reading v Derby County 07 May 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 6th May 2011
FootyMad attempt to assist you with their form guide as Reading take on Derby County in a Championship match on 7th May 2011 at 12:45.
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
|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
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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
|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.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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