FM Preview: Derby County v Sheffield United 11 Sep 2010

Last updated : 10 September 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Sheffield United fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Sheffield United at Pride Park at lunchtime on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, having won 33 and lost only 12 of the 51 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was less than a year ago, in September 2009, with Sheff. Utd. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Rams in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 06 FebSheff. Utd.1 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2009/2010Sat 12 SepDerby County0-1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2008/2009Sat 14 MarSheff. Utd.4 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Sat 13 SepDerby County2 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2005/2006Wed 01 FebDerby County0 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2005/2006Sat 24 SepSheff. Utd.2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2004/2005Fri 15 AprSheff. Utd.0 - 1Derby CountyCHMP

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 generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The The Blades's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Npower Championship, showing a record of 4 points from their 4 games played so far, Sheff. Utd. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 4 points from their 4 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6213887
Sheff. Utd.6213577

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its not been a very profitable last few weeks for Derby County, and I'm afraid the Footymad team cannot see it getting too much better here. Look no further than honours being even at the end of this one. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.