FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 05 December 2008 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 28 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in December 2006, the Rams carving out a narrow 1 - 0 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:
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
2003/2004Sat 21 FebDerby County2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Tue 14 OctCrystal Palace1 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Wed 05 MarDerby County0 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Derby County are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Rams, with 6 goals against.

The Eagles 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 9 goals for the Eagles, and 5 goals against.

Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 25 points from their 20 games played so far, Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 27 points from their 20 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County63128810
Crystal Palace632110611

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Eagles could well see them head back from Pride Park with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Crystal Palace 4 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.