FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 27 November 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Reading fixture

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:
2008/2009Tue 21 AprDerby County0 - 2ReadingCHMP
2008/2009Sat 08 NovReading3 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.