FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 11 September 2009 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 at lunchtime on Saturday, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 33 out of 50 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in September 2008, the Rams carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 14 MarSheff. Utd.4 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

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 5 goals for and 3 against.

Derby County's 7 points from 5 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Sheff. Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 9 from their 5 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County62139107
Sheff. Utd.6231969

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheff. Utd. are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Derby County. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Won 3 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Sheff. Utd. Undefeated in last 4 away games.
5 games since last defeat.