FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 10 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Derby County v Reading fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Reading at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, having won 5 and lost only 2 of the 9 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was just last season, in August 2003, with Reading inflicting a narrow 2-3 defeat upon the Rams in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 31 JanReading3 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Sat 23 AugDerby County2-3ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Sat 28 DecReading2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Sat 10 AugDerby County3 - 0ReadingCHMP
1995/1996Sat 13 JanDerby County3 - 0ReadingCHMP
1995/1996Sat 19 AugReading3 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
1994/1995Sat 11 FebReading1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Derby County are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 16 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 11 conceded.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Royals's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 4 goals for and 3 against.

Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 6 points from their 6 games played so far, Reading's total of 12 points from their 6 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Rams go into their game against Reading in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County 10 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Reading 10 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.