In nine matches they have won twice, drawn twice and lost five times.
However, Reading's home record against the Pride Park based team is much better, winning eight times, drawing once, and never losing.
Whilst the records suggest Reading will record an easy three points when George Burley's side travel to the Madejski Stadium later this season, based on the history books, all is very much to play for this weekend.
Steve Coppell's team will be hoping to put in a top performance at Pride Park to match that of last season. Shaun Goater and Scott Murray (remember them?) played some excellent football to help the Royals to a 3-2 win.
The full history of Reading v Derby clashes:
|At Derby County (9)||At Reading (9)|
|On Neutral Ground (0)|
|Overall (18 matches)|
|Derby County||0||0.00||Derby County||5||27.78|
|Derby County||0||0.00||Derby County||25||1.39|
|Highest Aggregate||5||Derby County||2 - 3||Reading||2003/2004|
|Highest Derby County score:||4||Derby County||4 - 1||Reading||1984/1985|
|Highest Reading score:||3||Reading||3 - 1||Derby County||2003/2004|
|2003/2004||Sat 31 Jan||Reading||3 - 1||Derby County||League Division One|
|Sat 23 Aug||Derby County||2 - 3||Reading||League Division One|
|2002/2003||Sat 28 Dec||Reading||2 - 1||Derby County||League Division One|
|Sat 10 Aug||Derby County||3 - 0||Reading||League Division One|
|1995/1996||Sat 13 Jan||Derby County||3 - 0||Reading||League Division One|
|Sat 19 Aug||Reading||3 - 2||Derby County||League Division One|
|1994/1995||Sat 11 Feb||Reading||1 - 0||Derby County||League Division One|
|Wed 02 Nov||Derby County||1 - 2||Reading||League Division One|
|Wed 28 Sep||Derby County||2 - 0||Reading||League Cup|
|after extra time, 90 mins 2-0, aggregate 3-3, Derby County won on away goals rule|
|Tue 20 Sep||Reading||3 - 1||Derby County||League Cup|
|1986/1987||Mon 04 May||Reading||2 - 0||Derby County||Second Division|
|Sat 06 Dec||Derby County||3 - 0||Reading||Second Division|
|1985/1986||Sat 26 Apr||Reading||1 - 0||Derby County||Third Division|
|Sat 30 Nov||Derby County||1 - 1||Reading||Third Division|
|1984/1985||Wed 17 Apr||Derby County||4 - 1||Reading||Third Division|
|Sat 22 Sep||Reading||0 - 0||Derby County||Third Division|
|1965/1966||Wed 20 Oct||Reading||2 - 0||Derby County||League Cup|
|Wed 13 Oct||Derby County||1 - 1||Reading||League Cup|