FM Preview: Derby County v Crystal Palace 25 Sep 2010

Last updated : 24 September 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Crystal Palace fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Crystal Palace at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, having won 19 and lost only 5 of the 30 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was less than a year ago, in April 2010, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 17 AprDerby County1-1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2009/2010Sat 19 SepCrystal Palace1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Sat 18 AprCrystal Palace1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Derby County's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Rams's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Crystal Palace's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Eagles have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Derby County are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 5 points from 7 matches. Crystal Palace are currently lying in 19th place in Npower Championship having mustered a points tally of 7 from their 7 matches played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County60245102
Crystal Palace61236105

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Pride Park for the Rams and the Madmen are unable to see past Crystal Palace claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Crystal Palace Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.