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Reading vs Derby Predictions & Tips - Rams value in relegation six-pointer

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Last updated: 02 Jan 2022
Gary Emmerson 02 Jan 2022
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  • Reading vs Derby tips for Monday's English Championship match
  • The game is being played at Select Car Leasing Stadium (3.00pm GMT)
  • Derby have won their last 3 matches
  • Can the Rams make it 4 in a row in the relegation six-pointer?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Derby have won their last 3 matches (Getty Images)

Reading vs Derby Predictions


Wayne Rooney has Derby in good form and with a fighting chance of survival. If they are to pull off the unlikely, the Rams simply can't lose this relegation six-pointer.
  • Reading vs Derby Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Reading Form
  • Reading Team News
  • Derby Form
  • Derby Team News
  • Reading vs Derby FAQs

Reading rarely win and are likely to rusty after a long time without a game. I'm backing Derby to pull off an upset at value odds, while double chance on the Rams is the best bet.

  • Reading are winless in 8 of their last 10 matches (Championship).
  • Reading have lost 3 of their last 5 home matches (Championship).
  • Reading have seen under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (Championship).
  • Derby have won their last 3 matches (Championship).
  • Derby have seen under 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (Championship).

Head to Head


There is nothing to split these two sides in the last 20 clashes since 2012 with eight wins each and four draws.

Derby were 1-0 winners earlier in the season with Craig Forsyth getting the only goal of the game.

Reading Form


Reading are two points clear of the drop zone in the Championship and return from more than three weeks without a game.

They were last in action on December 11 when losing 1-0 to West Brom. They did pick up crucial points from a 3-2 win over Swansea and 1-1 draw with Hull prior to that.

Reading Team News


Lucas João, Michael Morrison, Andy Rinomhota, Jahmari Clarke, Tom McIntyre and Yakou Meite are all out.

John Swift, Danny Drinkwater and Andy Yiadom have all made returns from injury since Reading's last game.

Derby Form


Derby have given themselves hope of avoiding relegation after three wins in a row over the festive period.

The Rams remain 11 points from safety after their points deduction, but 1-0 wins over Blackpool and West Brom and a 2-1 victory over Stoke have given Wayne Rooney's side a real boost.

Derby Team News


Derby's list of absentees is easing with Krystian Bielik and Lee Buchanan the only two likely to miss this game.

Reading vs Derby FAQs

Where can I watch Reading vs Derby live stream?

Our EPL live streaming calendar shows you where to watch a Reading vs Derby live stream.

What time does Reading vs Derby start?

The match starts at 3.00pm GMT on Monday, January 3.

Verdict

Reading return after more than three weeks without a game to face a Derby side that is flying. I'm backing the momentum continues with the Rams tipped in both the double chance and full-time result markets.

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