FM Preview: Crystal Palace v Derby County 02 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Thursday, 1st December 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Crystal Palace and Derby County at 19:45 on 2nd December 2011 in the Championship.
History of the Crystal Palace v Derby County fixture
Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Derby County at Selhurst Park on Friday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 31 games played, Eagles have recorded 13 wins, and Derby County have come away with 8 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was less than a year ago, in March 2011, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 19 Mar||Crystal Palace||2-2||Derby County||Championship|
|2010/2011||Sat 25 Sep||Derby County||5 - 0||Crystal Palace||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 17 Apr||Derby County||1 - 1||Crystal Palace||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 19 Sep||Crystal Palace||1 - 0||Derby County||Championship|
|2008/2009||Sat 18 Apr||Crystal Palace||1 - 0||Derby County||Championship|
|2008/2009||Sat 06 Dec||Derby County||1 - 2||Crystal Palace||Championship|
|2006/2007||Sun 29 Apr||Crystal Palace||2 - 0||Derby County||Championship|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Crystal Palace haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. These games have seen the Eagles score just 5 goals, though they have conceded 2.
The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Rams have hit 7 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Crystal Palace's 26 points from 18 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.
Derby County find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 24 points from their 19 matches.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its a close one to call, but we think that Eagles's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Derby County. Home Win
|Crystal Palace||Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
|Derby County||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
An overall losing run of 5 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here