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:|
|2007/2008||Sun 11 May||Derby County||0 - 4||Reading||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 07 Oct||Reading||1-0||Derby County||PREM|
|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|
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.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|Reading||Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.|
|Derby County||5 games since last defeat.|