FM Preview: Reading v Derby County 18 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Derby County fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Derby County at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening, aiming to maintain a near-perfect record against their opponents. The Royals have won 13 of the 15 matches the two teams have contested.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2011, the Royals carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 07 May Reading 2-1 Derby County Championship
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

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Recent respective form guides

Reading have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

Derby County's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Rams have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 15 points from their 11 games played so far,

Derby County are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 20 points from 11 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 3 2 1 7 5 11
Derby County 6 2 2 2 7 9 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Madejski Stadium for the Royals and the Madmen are unable to see past Derby County claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Derby County 8 games since last away draw.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

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