Reading prepare to entertain Derby County at Madejski Stadium on Monday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Royals have won an impressive 8 of the 9 meetings between the two sides, drawing the other 1.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in January 2004, with Reading running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 11 Sep||Derby County||2 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Reading are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Royals, with 2 goals against.
Derby County's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Rams, and 7 goals against.
Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 48 points from 27 games. Derby County's 39 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Reading may be coming up against a decent side in Derby County, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Royals. Home Win
|Reading||Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Derby County||5 games since last away draw.|
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.