FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 07 November 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Derby County fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Derby County at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to maintain a near-perfect record against their opponents. The Royals have won 10 of the 12 matches the two teams have contested.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in October 2007, the Royals carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sun 11 MayDerby County0 - 4ReadingPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Reading are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Royals have rattled up an impressive 19 goals, and conceded 4.

The Rams have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Rams, and 6 goals against.

Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 27 points from 15 games. Derby County's 21 points from 15 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
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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

Sequence statistics:
Reading Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Derby County 5 games since last defeat.