FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 12 September 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. pack their bags to visit Derby County at Pride Park at tea-time on Saturday, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 32 out of 49 times.

The previous match played between the two at Pride Park was within the last three years, in February 2006, 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:
2005/2006Wed 01 FebDerby County0 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Derby County's woeful home form means they have chalked up just a single victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While Rams have scored 5, a worringly large 19 have been leaked at the other end.

Sheff. Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Derby County find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 4 games have yielded only 1 points. Sheff. Utd.'s total of 7 points from their 4 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6213567
Sheff. Utd.641111413

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 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Sheff. Utd. 9 games since last away draw.
6 games since last defeat.