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:|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Apr||Reading||5-0||Derby County||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 31 Dec||Derby County||2 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Mon 03 Jan||Reading||0 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|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|
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:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|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.