FM Preview: Portsmouth v Derby County 21 Apr 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 20th April 2012
The game between Portsmouth and Derby County in the Championship on 21st April 2012 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Portsmouth v Derby County fixture
Derby County face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 49 games played, Rams have recorded 12 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 24 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Fratton Park was just last season, in February 2011, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 29 Oct||Derby County||3 - 1||Portsmouth||Championship|
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.
Derby County have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Rams's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 40 points from their 44 games thus far.
Derby County see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 60 points from their 44 games played so far,
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
With Derby County only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Fratton Park will be a good result. No-score draw
|Portsmouth||6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Derby County||An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here