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Last updated : 02 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Reading at Madejski Stadium on Monday evening, looking to break their duck against the hosts. The Rams have lost on no less than 8 of the 9 visits.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2004, with Reading running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 11 SepDerby County2 - 1ReadingCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Reading are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Royals, with 2 goals against.

Derby County's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Rams, and 7 goals against.

Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 48 points from 27 games. Derby County's 39 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County63129710

FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County are performing with pride on their travels, but the FootyMad panel believes it may not be enough to prevent the Royals coming away with a hard-fought home win. Home win.

Sequence statistics:
Reading Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Derby County 5 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.