FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 23 September 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 Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blades are clearly on top, winning 57.45% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was less than a year ago, in April 2005, with Derby County inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Blades in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Fri 15 AprSheff. Utd.0-1Derby CountyCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Blades, with 4 goals against.

Derby County have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Rams have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheff. Utd. are leading the way in the Coca Cola Championship, with their 9 games giving them a return of 24 points. Derby County's 12 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.651011416
Derby County6042794

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Sheff. Utd. fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Blades. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Won 5 successive home games.
10 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Derby County Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.