FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 31 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Derby County at Pride Park on Wednesday evening, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 31 out of 47 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2004, with Sheff. Utd. inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Rams in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 24 SepSheff. Utd.2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Derby County are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Rams, with 6 goals against.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The The Blades's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Derby County are currently lying in 19th place in Coca Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 32 from their 30 matches played. Sheff. Utd. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola Championship, and have accumulated 66 points from the 30 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County621312157
Sheff. Utd.641111613

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheff. Utd. are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Undefeated in last 4 away games.