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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 06 Feb||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2009/2010||Sat 12 Sep||Derby County||0-1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Sat 14 Mar||Sheff. Utd.||4 - 2||Derby County||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Sat 13 Sep||Derby County||2 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Wed 01 Feb||Derby County||0 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 24 Sep||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Fri 15 Apr||Sheff. Utd.||0 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
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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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
|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.