Derby County face a trip to Reading at Madejski Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with the intention of improving a poor record there. The have ended up losing on 9 of the 11 occasions the two teams have clashed.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in April 2006, with Reading annihilating their visitors 5 - 0 in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Apr||Reading||5 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 31 Dec||Derby County||2 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Reading's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Royals have scored 6, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. Rams have conceded 19 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.
Reading are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 7 points from 8 matches. Derby County find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 8 games have yielded only 5 points.
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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
|Reading||10 games since last home draw.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Derby County||Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.|
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.