FM Preview: Derby County v Portsmouth 29 Oct 2011

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Last updated : 28 October 2011

Footymad preview History of the Derby County v Portsmouth fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Portsmouth at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, having won 27 and lost only 10 of the 44 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was less than a year ago, in November 2010, with Derby County running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 05 Feb Portsmouth 1 - 1 Derby County Championship
2010/2011 Sat 06 Nov Derby County 2-0 Portsmouth Championship
2007/2008 Sat 19 Jan Portsmouth 3 - 1 Derby County Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 11 Aug Derby County 2 - 2 Portsmouth Premier League
2002/2003 Sat 08 Feb Portsmouth 6 - 2 Derby County League Division One
2002/2003 Sat 09 Nov Derby County 1 - 2 Portsmouth League Division One
1995/1996 Sat 24 Feb Derby County 3 - 2 Portsmouth League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Derby County are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 7 conceded.

The away form of Portsmouth is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Pompey have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Derby County's total of 21 points from their 13 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 15 points from their 13 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Derby County 6 1 3 2 7 10 6
Portsmouth 6 3 0 3 8 6 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! We see this as an opportunity for the Rams to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Derby County Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Portsmouth Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 10 away matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.

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