Reading vs Derby County Betting Tips & Prediction

With both Reading and Derby sitting comfortably mid-table, both will be out to strenghten their position when facing off on Monday. Reading are placed 6th with 63 points from 39 matches. Derby occupy a position as 19th in the league on a meagre 43 points.

From a rather disappoiting position in the table Derby could really do with a win when going up against in-form Reading.

Stats and facts for Reading and Derby.

  • teamlogoReading did not win the last 4 matches in a row;
  • teamlogoReading unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Reading’s last 8 of 10 matches;
  • teamlogoReading scored in the last 10 of 12 matches.
  • teamlogoDerby County did not win the last 5 matches in a row when playing away;
  • teamlogoDerby County has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Derby County’s last 7 of 9 matches;
  • teamlogoDerby County conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches.


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Form Reading vs Derby

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Trouble looms for Derby

Results have been on par, so to speak, for Reading in recent weeks as results have performed as expected. In their previous 3 matches Reading lost 2-1 to Birmingham and went on to a 1-1 draw against Queens P.R.. Their latest match served up a 1-1 draw with Barnsley.

Derby struggling for results.

A win for Derby last week can’t cover the fact that league form has been awful in recent weeks. In their last 3 matches Derby split the points in a 2-2 draw against Brentford, followed by a 1-0 defeat against Stoke. Their most recent match brought a 2-0 win against Luton.

Being both the bookmakers favorite at odds 2.10 and with stronger performances lately than Derby has put on show, Reading seem the natural pick.

Reading v Derby Fixture History

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Caution thrown overboard:

Derby were left reeling when Reading took a 2-0 win in their latest Championship encounter. It served as pay back for the 2-1 defeat Derby handed out in the reverse match. Entertainment seem close to guaranteed with over 2.5 goals paying out as a winning bet 7 of the previous 10 times Reading faced off with Derby. Reading enter the match against Derby with a 3-3-4 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Championship.

Current standings

Reading lie 6th in the table on 63 points from 39 games. 20 points behind following the first 39 games Derby find themselves in 19th place.

Full Time Betting

Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: Reading to win pays out at 2.10, the best prize for a draw is 3.10, while an away win for Derby returns you odds 3.80. Reading won 5 of their last 10 home league games whereas Derby lost 6 of their last 10 away league games.


The prices available with the bookmakers indicate the chance of both teams to score (BTTS) is as low as 48% in this match. This equals odds around 2.10, while going the other way and betting on both teams NOT to score pays out odds 1.73. The bookies estimate the chance of this outcome paying out lies at 58%. The last 10 home league games for Reading averaged 2.8 goals per game with BTTS paying out 6 of these last 10 matches.In the previous 10 away league games for Derby the average total goals were 2.1 with 2 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.

Over/Under Betting

According to the bookmakers the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 40%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.50 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.50. Reading’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 2.8 goals a game. 7 of Reading’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals.Derby’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.1 goals per game. 4 of the last 10 away matches for Derby went over 2.5 goals.

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