FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 10 May 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Reading fixture

Reading pack their bags to visit Derby County at Pride Park on Sunday 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 6 and win only 2 of the 11 games.

The previous match played between the two at Pride Park was within the last three years, in December 2005, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sun 07 OctReading1 - 0Derby CountyPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Derby County's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. While Rams have scored 4, a worringly large 18 have been leaked at the other end.

Reading's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Royals have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Derby County find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 37 games have yielded only 11 points. Reading are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 33 points from their 37 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Reading on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Derby County. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 17 home matches.
Latest 5 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 34 most recent games.
Reading Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.