Reading face a trip to Derby County at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 13 games played, Royals have recorded 4 wins, and Derby County have come away with 6 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Tue 21 Apr||Derby County||0 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Sat 08 Nov||Reading||3 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Derby County have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 9.
Reading have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Royals's have scored 12 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 13.
Derby County are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 17 from their 17 matches played. Reading are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 17 points from 17 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Reading are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Derby County. Away win
|Derby County||12 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Reading||7 games since last away draw.|
4 games since last defeat.