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Derby County vs Reading Prediction

Derby County

September 12

15:00

0 : 2
Reading

Derby County

Reading

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After finishing last season six points adrift of the playoff places, Derby County will hope for a better start to the new campaign this weekend. They entertain a Reading side who finished mid-table last term and have similar aspirations for a serious promotion charge this time around.

They'll need more consistent displays from Portuguese forward Lucas Joao, who scored a sublime EFL Cup hat-trick against Colchester United last week. Can they start the new season strong under new manager Veljko Paunovic? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Derby County vs Reading Betting Tips

Paunovic had been out of work for nine months after a four-year stint with MLS side Chicago Fire, before being appointed as Reading's new head coach late last month. Club owner Dai Yongge said the Serbian impressed them immediately.

“With vast experience of top-flight football as a player and coach across Europe and in the US, I am confident Veljko can help take this club forward.”

He highlighted his proven pedigree for working with youngsters, which will come as welcome news to playmaker Ovie Ejaria and French teenager Michael Olise among others.

After a successful loan, Ejaria has joined in a £3.5m deal from Liverpool while academy graduate Olise has blossomed since making his league debut against Leeds in March last year.

Derby will be short-handed with multiple injuries. Wayne Rooney (muscle), Duane Holmes (quad), Tom Lawrence (shoulder) and Krystian Bielik (knee) are all among those sidelined.

Despite those issues, they must watch out for the 18-year-old here. He created five key passes from central midfield vs. Colchester and will want to build on that display.

Derby County vs Reading Correct Score Predictions

Derby lead the H2H, but it's fairly close between two sides targeting a top-flight return sooner rather than later.

The Rams have won three of the last four meetings, but if you look at trends, it's clear this is a matchup that produces goals. There's a single scoreless draw from their 18 fixtures and only one of their last nine matches has been a one-sided affair. I'm predicting BTTS.

Last matches

Derby County

15-09-2020

1 - 2 Preston North End

L
12-09-2020

0 - 2 Reading

L
05-09-2020

0 - 0 Barrow

D
01-09-2020

0 - 2 Sheffield United

L
22-07-2020

1 - 3 Birmingham City

L
19-07-2020

1 - 3 Leeds United

L
14-07-2020

2 - 1 Cardiff City

L
11-07-2020

1 - 3 Brentford

L
08-07-2020

2 - 0 West Bromwich Albion

L
04-07-2020

1 - 1 Nottingham Forest

D

Reading

L

- Luton Town

15-09-2020
W

- Derby County

12-09-2020
W

- Colchester United

05-09-2020
L

- Tottenham Hotspur

28-08-2020
L

- Tottenham Hotspur

28-08-2020
L

- Swansea City

22-07-2020
L

- Blackburn Rovers

18-07-2020
L

- Middlesbrough

14-07-2020
W

- Charlton Athletic

11-07-2020
D

- Huddersfield Town

07-07-2020
Derby County vs Reading Head-to-Head (H2H)
12-09-2020

Derby County

0
2

Reading

27-06-2020

Derby County

2
1

Reading

21-12-2019

Reading

3
0

Derby County

19-01-2019

Derby County

2
1

Reading

03-08-2018

Reading

1
2

Derby County

24-02-2018

Reading

3
3

Derby County

04-11-2017

Derby County

2
4

Reading

21-01-2017

Derby County

3
2

Reading

01-10-2016

Reading

1
1

Derby County

12-01-2016

Derby County

1
1

Reading

Derby County
vs
Reading
Predicted Lineup
Derby County vs Reading Predicted Lineup

Roos

Buchanan

te Wierik

Clarke

Forsyth

Evans

Bird

Knight

Sibley

Marriott

Whittaker

Southwood

Richards

Morrison

Moore

Araruna

Olise

Aluko

Laurent

Rinomhota

Joao

Baldock

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

1-2 vs Preston North End (H)

L

0-2 vs Reading (H)

L

0-0 vs Barrow (H)

D

0-2 vs Sheffield United (H)

L

3-1 vs Birmingham City (A)

W

1-3 vs Leeds United (H)

L

1-2 vs Cardiff City (A)

L

1-3 vs Brentford (H)

L

0-2 vs West Bromwich Albion (A)

L

1-1 vs Nottingham Forest (H)

D
L

0-1 vs Luton Town (H)

W

2-0 vs Derby County (A)

W

3-1 vs Colchester United (H)

L

1-4 vs Tottenham Hotspur (A)

L

1-4 vs Tottenham Hotspur (A)

L

1-4 vs Swansea City (H)

L

3-4 vs Blackburn Rovers (A)

L

1-2 vs Middlesbrough (H)

W

1-0 vs Charlton Athletic (A)

D

0-0 vs Huddersfield Town (H)

8

Goals Scored

13

5

Over 2.5 Goals

6

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-2 vs Preston North End (H)

L

0-2 vs Reading (H)

L

0-0 vs Barrow (H)

D

0-2 vs Sheffield United (H)

L

1-3 vs Leeds United (H)

L

1-3 vs Brentford (H)

L

1-1 vs Nottingham Forest (H)

D
L

0-1 vs Luton Town (H)

W

3-1 vs Colchester United (H)

L

1-4 vs Swansea City (H)

L

1-2 vs Middlesbrough (H)

D

0-0 vs Huddersfield Town (H)

4

Goals Scored

5

3

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

3-1 vs Birmingham City (A)

W

1-2 vs Cardiff City (A)

L

0-2 vs West Bromwich Albion (A)

L
W

2-0 vs Derby County (A)

L

1-4 vs Tottenham Hotspur (A)

L

1-4 vs Tottenham Hotspur (A)

L

3-4 vs Blackburn Rovers (A)

W

1-0 vs Charlton Athletic (A)

4

Goals Scored

8

2

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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