FM Preview: Derby County v Preston North End 16 Oct 2010

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History of the Derby County v Preston North End fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Preston North End at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, winning 53.70% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was less than a year ago, in February 2010, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 5-3 thriller, in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 16 FebDerby County5-3Preston N.E.CHMP
2009/2010Tue 08 DecPreston N.E.0 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Fri 26 DecPreston N.E.2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Tue 25 NovDerby County2 - 2Preston N.E.CHMP
2008/2009Tue 26 AugPreston N.E.0 - 1Derby CountyLGEC
2007/2008Sat 26 JanDerby County1 - 4Preston N.E.FAC
2006/2007Mon 01 JanPreston N.E.1 - 2Derby CountyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Rams, with 6 goals against.

Preston N.E. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The North End's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 14 goals for and 13 against.

Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Npower Championship, showing a record of 12 points from their 10 games played so far, Preston N.E. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 10 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6222958
Preston N.E.621311117

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the Rams. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Derby County 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Preston N.E. 10 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.