Reading Should Easily Beat Rotherham Tomorrow....

Last updated : 20 August 2004 By Rob Cooper
Rotherham have played away at Reading nineteen times in their history - but only ever triumphed once - way back in May 1977.

Indeed, Reading have come out on top in twelve of their nineteen home games against the Millers. So if the history books are to be relied upon, expect the Royals to come out on top tomorrow.

Yet Reading haven't fared quite so well when travelling to Rotherham, winning just four times in eighteen games. Seven of those meetings ended in draws and seven more ended up with a Rotherham United home win.

Last year Reading drew 0-0 at home to Ronnie Moore's side in a boring August Bank Holiday fixture. Although Nicky Forster might have been awarded a first half penalty, the Royals never really looked like breaking the deadlock.

The year before we won 3-0 at home, thanks to first half goals from James Harper, Andy Hughes and Nicky Forster.

Yet Reading should beware, for although the Yorkshire team's record in Reading is hardly exemplary, they thumped Steve Coppell's side 5-1 back in Feburary.

Shaun Goater gave the Royals the lead up at Millmoor with a twentieth minute spot kick, but the home side slammed home five times to secure a remarkable win.

The Full History Of Reading v Rotherham Fixtures:

At Reading (19)At Rotherham U. (18)
Reading1263.16Rotherham U.738.89
Rotherham U.15.26Reading422.22
Reading311.63Rotherham U.321.78
Rotherham U.150.79Reading231.28
On Neutral Ground (0)
Overall (37 matches)
Rotherham U.00.00Rotherham U.821.62
Rotherham U.00.00Rotherham U.471.27
Highest Aggregate6Rotherham U. 5 - 1Reading2003/2004
Highest Reading score:4Reading 4 - 2Rotherham U.1974/1975
Highest Rotherham U. score:5Rotherham U. 5 - 1Reading2003/2004
2003/2004Sat 07 FebRotherham U.5 - 1ReadingLeague Division One
Mon 25 AugReading0 - 0Rotherham U.League Division One
2002/2003Sat 22 FebReading3 - 0Rotherham U.League Division One
Sat 07 SepRotherham U.0 - 0ReadingLeague Division One
2000/2001Sat 03 MarReading2 - 0Rotherham U.League Division Two
Sat 30 SepRotherham U.1 - 3ReadingLeague Division Two
1993/1994Sat 16 AprReading0 - 0Rotherham U.League Division Two
Tue 02 NovRotherham U.2 - 2ReadingLeague Division Two
1992/1993Sat 09 JanRotherham U.3 - 2ReadingLeague Division Two
Wed 16 SepReading3 - 1Rotherham U.League Division Two
1990/1991Sat 16 MarReading2 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division
Sat 29 SepRotherham U.0 - 2ReadingThird Division
1989/1990Tue 24 AprRotherham U.1 - 1ReadingThird Division
Sat 30 DecReading3 - 2Rotherham U.Third Division
1985/1986Wed 19 MarReading2 - 1Rotherham U.Third Division
Sat 14 SepRotherham U.1 - 2ReadingThird Division
1984/1985Tue 26 MarRotherham U.3 - 0ReadingThird Division
Sat 25 AugReading1 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division
1980/1981Sat 28 FebReading1 - 1Rotherham U.Third Division
Sat 20 SepRotherham U.2 - 0ReadingThird Division
1979/1980Sat 03 MayRotherham U.1 - 1ReadingThird Division
Wed 20 FebReading1 - 1Rotherham U.Third Division
1978/1979Tue 10 OctReading1 - 0Rotherham U.League Cup
Tue 03 OctRotherham U.2 - 2ReadingLeague Cup
1976/1977Wed 11 MayReading0 - 3Rotherham U.Third Division
Tue 03 MayRotherham U.1 - 2ReadingThird Division
1974/1975Wed 23 AprReading1 - 1Rotherham U.Fourth Division
Wed 11 SepReading4 - 2Rotherham U.League Cup
Sat 24 AugRotherham U.2 - 1ReadingFourth Division
1973/1974Sat 13 AprRotherham U.1 - 1ReadingFourth Division
Sat 17 NovReading1 - 0Rotherham U.Fourth Division
1970/1971Sat 30 JanReading4 - 2Rotherham U.Third Division
Sat 28 NovRotherham U.2 - 1ReadingThird Division
1969/1970Sat 21 FebRotherham U.1 - 1ReadingThird Division
Sat 25 OctReading1 - 1Rotherham U.Third Division
1968/1969Mon 24 MarReading1 - 0Rotherham U.Third Division
Tue 04 MarRotherham U.4 - 1ReadingThird Division