FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 29 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Manchester City fixture

Man. City travel to take on Derby County at Pride Park on Wednesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sky Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Derby County was back in January 2001, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Wed 15 AugMan. City1 - 0Derby CountyPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Derby County's home form is most definitely relegation standard, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While Rams have scored 5, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Man. City's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Derby County find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 23 games have yielded only 7 points. Man. City's 40 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County60245122
Man. City6222548

FootyMad's prediction ...

Although Man. City have been far from successful in recent away games, I can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Derby County. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 10 home matches.
Not won in the 20 most recent games.
Man. City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.