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History of the Reading v Derby County fixture

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.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 01 AprReading5 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2005/2006Sat 31 DecDerby County2 - 2ReadingCHMP
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

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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.