FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Reading v Derby County fixture

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.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 23 AugDerby County2 - 3ReadingLD1
2002/2003Sat 28 DecReading2 - 1Derby CountyLD1
2002/2003Sat 10 AugDerby County3 - 0ReadingLD1
1995/1996Sat 13 JanDerby County3 - 0ReadingLD1
1995/1996Sat 19 AugReading3 - 2Derby CountyLD1
1994/1995Sat 11 FebReading1 - 0Derby CountyLD1
1994/1995Wed 02 NovDerby County1 - 2ReadingLD1

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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County62136117

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

Sequence statistics:
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.