FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 10 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Derby County v Reading fixture

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:
2003/2004Sat 31 JanReading3 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Sat 23 AugDerby County2 - 3ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Sat 28 DecReading2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Sat 10 AugDerby County3 - 0ReadingCHMP
1995/1996Sat 13 JanDerby County3 - 0ReadingCHMP
1995/1996Sat 19 AugReading3 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
1994/1995Sat 11 FebReading1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County62049126

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

Sequence statistics:
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.