Derby v Crystal Palace

Last updated : 16 April 2010 By BBC Sport

Crystal Palace will check on Claude Davis, Calvin Andrew and Alan Lee.

Davis (knee) has missed the last two games, while Andrew was involved in a clash of heads against QPR and Lee is nursing a groin problem.


One point and one place above the drop zone, Crystal Palace are looking to atone for an unexpectedly lifeless performance at home to QPR last weekend.

The Eagles' 2-0 defeat in that game did little to ease their relegation worries and they are heading for a nervous final-day match against the team immediately below them, Sheffield Wednesday.

Before that - and a game against promoted West Brom - Palace travel to face a Derby side that have kept a clean sheet in four of their last six matches.

Derby are not mathematically safe from the drop but their Championship status is all but secure after a run of only one defeat in seven matches. That loss was against Ipswich in their last match at Pride Park, for which they will be looking to make amends.



• Derby have not taken a point against Palace since beating them 1-0 at Pride Park in December 2006.

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• Since Palace beat Derby 3-1 12 years ago, neither side have scored more than two goals in matches between these clubs.


• Eleven of Derby's 14 league wins this season have been at home.

• They have scored only three goals in the first 15 minutes of Championship games this season, which is the fewest in the division, and conceded 21 in the final 15 minutes - the most in the division.

Crystal Palace

• Palace have won two of their last four matches, having won only one of the previous 11.

• They have drawn 10 away matches this season. Only Nottingham Forest have drawn more times away from home.

• The Eagles have scored only five goals in the last 15 minutes of Championship matches this season. No other team has netted fewer.

• Claude Davis could play against his former club.


Crystal Palace 1-0 Derby (19 September 2009)

Palace scorer: Ambrose 55.

Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport