FM Preview: Swansea City v Derby County 02 Oct 2010

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History of the Swansea City v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Swansea City at Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 12 and win only 4 of the 19 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2009, the Swans carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 20 FebDerby County0 - 1Swansea CityCHMP
2009/2010Fri 20 NovSwansea City1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Tue 03 MarDerby County2 - 2Swansea CityCHMP
2008/2009Tue 16 SepSwansea City1 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
1999/2000Wed 22 SepDerby County3 - 1Swansea CityLGEC
1999/2000Tue 14 SepSwansea City0 - 0Derby CountyLGEC
1998/1999Sat 23 JanSwansea City0 - 1Derby CountyFAC

Recent respective form guides

Swansea City are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. During these games, Swans have smashed 12 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 1.

In complete contrast to Swansea City, Derby County are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Rams have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Swansea City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower Championship, picking up 15 points from their 9 games so far. Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Npower Championship, showing a record of 11 points from their 9 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Swansea City640212912
Derby County62221178

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rams are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Swansea City. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Swansea City Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 12 .
Derby County Not won in previous 4 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.