FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

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Last updated : 02 January 2005
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History of the Reading v Derby County fixture

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.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 11 SepDerby County2 - 1ReadingCHMP
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

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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Reading63127710
Derby County63129710

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

Sequence statistics:
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.

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