Reading vs Derby Prediction & Match Preview

Reading vs Derby
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 21 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).

Reading does seem to be the favorite in the mix when they face Derby at Madejski Stadium based on their home ground advantage.

  • Reading form: 21 matches – 6 wins – 5 draws – 10 losses – 23 points.
  • Derby form: 22 matches – 6 wins – 8 draws – 8 losses – 26 points.

Reading vs Derby Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Rams have recorded four of the last five wins in their clashes.
  • Two of Derby’s last three wins were registered at home.
  • Both teams have scored goals in their last seven fixtures.
  • Their previous encounter gave Derby a 2-1 home win in January 2019.

Reading vs Derby Prediction

A goalless draw with Stoke City has marked Reading’s third unbeaten game within the recent five league fixtures. Also, it is the second draw in a row with both matches played on the road.

With two losses more than the visitor, the Royals are three points behind the former. These three points would equal the host with Derby in the table.

Since the Royals are stronger at home when facing bottom part teams, the host does stand a chance for gaining some points.

Even though the home team dropped some points in the recent two home matches after three consecutive wins, the loss were against stronger teams in the campaign.

On the other hand, Derby has been in good form at home but couldn’t maintain their form at away matches in the league.

Evidently, they have only one win in their 10 away fixtures so far. Also, the Rams have been losing the last five away matches in a row.

Hence, struggling on the road lately, Derby has a rare chance of performing at the Madejski Stadium against the Royals.

As such, we can count on the host to win the game. Since both teams are at the bottom part of the table we can expect goals to be under 2.5 goals.

Reading vs Derby Betting tips

  • Draw no bet: Reading @ 1.50 (1/2).
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).