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:|
|2004/2005||Mon 03 Jan||Reading||0 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 11 Sep||Derby County||2-1||Reading||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 31 Jan||Reading||3 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 23 Aug||Derby County||2 - 3||Reading||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 28 Dec||Reading||2 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 10 Aug||Derby County||3 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 13 Jan||Derby County||3 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
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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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
|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.