Reading prepare to entertain Derby County at Madjeski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The majority of those games have been won by the Royals.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madjeski Stadium was just last season, in December 2002, the Royals carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 23 Aug||Derby County||2 - 3||Reading||LD1|
|2002/2003||Sat 28 Dec||Reading||2-1||Derby County||LD1|
|2002/2003||Sat 10 Aug||Derby County||3 - 0||Reading||LD1|
|1995/1996||Sat 13 Jan||Derby County||3 - 0||Reading||LD1|
|1995/1996||Sat 19 Aug||Reading||3 - 2||Derby County||LD1|
|1994/1995||Sat 11 Feb||Reading||1 - 0||Derby County||LD1|
|1994/1995||Wed 02 Nov||Derby County||1 - 2||Reading||LD1|
Recent respective form guides
Reading's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Royals have scored 4, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Rams have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Reading's 42 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Derby County are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 30 points from 28 matches.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the Royals to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win
|Reading||Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.|
|Derby County||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 10 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.