FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 14 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Derby County fixture

Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Derby County at Bramall Lane on Friday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blades are clearly on top, having won 27 and lost only 11 of the 46 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was just last season, in March 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 20 NovDerby County0 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Tue 23 MarSheff. Utd.1-1Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Wed 28 JanDerby County2 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2002/2003Sat 22 MarSheff. Utd.2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Wed 30 OctDerby County2 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1995/1996Sat 02 DecDerby County4 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1995/1996Sat 07 OctSheff. Utd.0 - 2Derby CountyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Blades, with 4 goals against.

The Rams have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Rams's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 14 goals for and 13 against.

Sheff. Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 66 points from their 42 games so far. Derby County's total of 67 points from their 41 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.633011512
Derby County632111811

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheff. Utd. may be coming up against a decent side in Derby County, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Blades. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Derby County Last drawn game 4 outings ago.