FM Preview: Derby County v Portsmouth 06 Nov 2010

Last updated : 05 November 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Portsmouth fixture

Derby County are ready to welcome Portsmouth to Pride Park at tea-time on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, having won 26 and lost only 10 of the 43 games.

The previous match played between the two at Pride Park was more than three years back, in August 2007, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 19 JanPortsmouth3 - 1Derby CountyPREM
2007/2008Sat 11 AugDerby County2-2PortsmouthPREM
2002/2003Sat 08 FebPortsmouth6 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Sat 09 NovDerby County1 - 2PortsmouthCHMP
1995/1996Sat 24 FebDerby County3 - 2PortsmouthCHMP
1995/1996Sat 16 SepPortsmouth2 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
1994/1995Sun 22 JanDerby County3 - 0PortsmouthCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. In this time, Rams have rattled up an impressive 17 goals, and conceded 5.

Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Pompey have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Derby County lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower Championship, picking up 21 points from their 14 games so far. Portsmouth's 21 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County are starting to turn Pride Park into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Won 4 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Portsmouth Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.