FM Preview: Ipswich Town v Derby County 09 Nov 2010

Last updated : 08 November 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Ipswich Town v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 20 and win only 8 of the 35 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2009, the Tractor Boys carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Mon 05 AprDerby County1 - 3Ipswich TownCHMP
2009/2010Sat 31 OctIpswich Town1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Sun 28 DecDerby County0 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2008/2009Sat 22 NovIpswich Town2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2006/2007Sat 14 AprIpswich Town2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2006/2007Wed 29 NovDerby County2 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2005/2006Sat 22 AprIpswich Town2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Tractor Boys in those games, with 7 conceded.

Derby County have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Rams have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Ipswich Town's total of 24 points from their 15 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship. Derby County are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 24 points from 15 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town6303989
Derby County641112513

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Derby County on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Ipswich Town. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Ipswich Town 8 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Derby County Last drawn game 6 outings ago.