FM Preview: Derby County v Crystal Palace 17 Apr 2010

Last updated : 16 April 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Derby County at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 19 out of 29 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2008, with Crystal Palace inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Rams in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 19 SepCrystal Palace1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Sat 18 AprCrystal Palace1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Sat 06 DecDerby County1 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Sun 29 AprCrystal Palace2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2006/2007Sat 16 DecDerby County1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2005/2006Sat 25 MarDerby County2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2005/2006Wed 28 DecCrystal Palace2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 9.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Derby County find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 52 points from their 43 matches. Crystal Palace are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 46 points from 43 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6231449
Crystal Palace6213897

FootyMad's prediction ...

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Derby County may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Crystal Palace No sequences of note