FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 14 August 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester City v Derby County fixture

Man City play host to Derby County at City of Manchester Stadium on Wednesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Sky Blues are clearly on top, having won 29 and lost only 10 of the 48 games.

The last time the two teams met at Man City was back in December 2000, over five years ago, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2000/2001Sat 20 JanDerby County1 - 1Man CityPREM
2000/2001Tue 26 DecMan City0-0Derby CountyPREM
1998/1999Wed 23 SepMan City0 - 1Derby CountyLGEC
1998/1999Wed 16 SepDerby County1 - 1Man CityLGEC
1990/1991Sat 20 AprMan City2 - 1Derby CountyPREM
1990/1991Sat 20 OctDerby County1 - 1Man CityPREM
1989/1990Sat 28 AprMan City0 - 1Derby CountyPREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. Sky Blues have conceded a disappointing 5 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 0 of their own chances.

Derby County's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Rams's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Man City sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 3 points from their 1 games. Derby County's 1 points from 1 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man City6114594
Derby County63129810

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at City of Manchester Stadium for the Sky Blues and the Madmen are unable to see past Derby County claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Man City Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Derby County 4 games since last away draw.