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Last updated : 30 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Reading fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Reading at Pride Park at tea-time on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, having won 6 and lost only 2 of the 10 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was just last season, in September 2004, the Rams carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Mon 03 JanReading0 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Rams's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

The away form of Reading however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. Those games have seen the Royals pummel 11 goals, and let in 4.

Derby County find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 28 points from their 26 matches. Reading are leading the way in the Coca Cola Championship, with their 26 games giving them a return of 65 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6141447

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Rams at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Royals come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Reading 8 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.