Reading vs Derby County
England – Championship
Date: Monday, 3 January 2022
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Select Car Leasing Stadium (Reading).
Derby look for a fourth straight win when they travel to Reading on Monday.
Wayne Rooney’s men are at the foot of the table, but this is largely down to 21 points deducted due to financial problems.
Reading too have a similar problem and the FA deducted six points. This is why they are agonizingly close to relegation waters. Currently , 2 points separate them from the bottom three.
In terms of form, Reading are struggling and they managed to win just twice from the last 10 Championship fixtures. To make things worse, they are on a five-match winless run at the Select Car Leasing Stadium .
Meantime, Derby County finally managed to hit top form and they come into this match on the back of three consecutive wins. The victims were Blackpool, Stoke City and the promotion contenders West Brom.
Without a doubt, Derby will be coming to this fixture on high spirits. And it will be interesting to see if Reading can make the home advantage count and deny the Rams a fourth consecutive win.
Reading vs Derby County Head-to-head
- Derby managed a narrow 1-0 when they met Reading in the Championship earlier this season.
- There are no stalemates in the last 7 h2h meetings between the teams. Derby won 4 as against Reading’s 3.
- Nine of their last 11 meetings saw both teams scoring.
- While over 2.5 goals were recorded in 8 of the recent 10.
- At this ground, Reading won recent 2 h2h duels and this came after a 7-match win-less run where Derby won 3 games along with 3 draws.
Reading vs Derby County Prediction
Derby is the team on good form, but one can hardly expect this to be a straightforward affair with Reading have the capacity to take points from strong teams at their own turf.
Therefore, we will back the visitors on a double chance which was paid in six of their last 7 away from home. Also, 80% of Reading’s last 10 games in the league saw their opposition bagging at least 1 point.
This fixture has a history of producing high scoring affairs, but these two are set up as defensive sides in this season and we can hardly go wrong by backing the under 2.5 goals. Only 2 of Derby’s 11 Championship away games this season produced over 2 goals.
Reading vs Derby County Betting Tips
Double Chance – Derby or Draw @ 1.61
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.62 odd.