Derby County face a trip to Reading at Madjeski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Most of the previous meetings have ended up in defeat for the Rams.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2002, the Royals carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 23 Aug||Derby County||2 - 3||Reading||LD1|
|2002/2003||Sat 28 Dec||Reading||2 - 1||Derby County||LD1|
|2002/2003||Sat 10 Aug||Derby County||3 - 0||Reading||LD1|
|1995/1996||Sat 13 Jan||Derby County||3 - 0||Reading||LD1|
|1995/1996||Sat 19 Aug||Reading||3 - 2||Derby County||LD1|
|1994/1995||Sat 11 Feb||Reading||1 - 0||Derby County||LD1|
|1994/1995||Wed 02 Nov||Derby County||1 - 2||Reading||LD1|
Recent respective form guides
Reading's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Royals have scored 4, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Rams have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Reading's 42 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Derby County are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 30 points from 28 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Royals, as the Rams have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Reading||Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.|
|Derby County||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 10 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.