FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 17 April 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Derby County fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Derby County at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 28 games played, Eagles have recorded 11 wins, and Derby County have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was two seasons ago, in April 2007, with Crystal Palace running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
2003/2004Sat 21 FebDerby County2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Tue 14 OctCrystal Palace1 - 1Derby CountyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 in the wrong end.

Derby County's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Rams have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 53 points from their 43 games played so far, Derby County find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 51 points from their 42 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace6033273
Derby County61237125

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Crystal Palace at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Eagles will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Derby County 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.