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History of the Reading v Derby County fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Derby County at Madejski Stadium on Sunday afternoon, aiming to maintain a near-perfect record against their opponents. The Royals have won 9 of the 11 matches the two teams have contested.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in April 2006, with Reading annihilating their visitors 5-0 in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 01 AprReading5-0Derby CountyCHMP
2005/2006Sat 31 DecDerby County2 - 2ReadingCHMP
2004/2005Mon 03 JanReading0 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2004/2005Sat 11 SepDerby County2 - 1ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 31 JanReading3 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Sat 23 AugDerby County2 - 3ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Sat 28 DecReading2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Reading's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Royals have scored 6, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. Rams have conceded 19 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Reading are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 7 points from 8 matches. Derby County find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 8 games have yielded only 5 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
Reading 10 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Derby County Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.