FM Preview: Reading v Derby County 18 Oct 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 17th October 2011
The game between Reading and Derby County in the Championship on 18th October 2011 at 20:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
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
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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.
|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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