FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 13 March 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Derby County fixture

Sheff. Utd. are ready to welcome Derby County to Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Blades are clearly on top, winning 58.33% of the games played between the two.

The previous match played between the two at Bramall Lane was more than three years back, in September 2005, the The Blades carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 13 SepDerby County2 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The Rams have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Rams, and 10 goals against.

Sheff. Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 60 points from 37 games. Derby County find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 46 points from their 36 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.6231989
Derby County632113811

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its not been a very profitable last few weeks for Sheff. Utd., and I'm afraid the Footymad team cannot see it getting too much better here. Look no further than honours being even at the end of this one. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Derby County Not won in previous 2 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.