Reading face a trip to Derby County at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 5 and win only 2 of the 9 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2003, with Reading inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the Rams in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 31 Jan||Reading||3 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 23 Aug||Derby County||2 - 3||Reading||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 28 Dec||Reading||2 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 10 Aug||Derby County||3 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 13 Jan||Derby County||3 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 19 Aug||Reading||3 - 2||Derby County||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Sat 11 Feb||Reading||1 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Derby County are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 16 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 11 conceded.
Reading have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Royals's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 4 goals for and 3 against.
Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 6 points from their 6 games played so far, Reading's total of 12 points from their 6 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Reading are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Derby County. Away win
|Derby County||10 games since last home draw.|
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Reading||10 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.