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History of the Derby County v Barnsley fixture

Derby County play host to Barnsley at Pride Park on Wednesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, having won 16 and lost only 4 of the 25 games.

The last time the two teams met at Derby County was back in August 1997, over five years ago, the Rams carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1997/1998Sun 28 DecBarnsley1 - 0Derby CountyPREM
1997/1998Sat 30 AugDerby County1-0BarnsleyPREM
1995/1996Sat 09 DecDerby County4 - 1BarnsleyCHMP
1995/1996Sat 23 SepBarnsley2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
1994/1995Sat 17 DecDerby County1 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
1994/1995Sat 13 AugBarnsley2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
1993/1994Sat 02 AprDerby County2 - 0BarnsleyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

The away form of Barnsley is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Tykes have hit 6 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 19 points from their 14 games played so far, Barnsley are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 12 points from their 14 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County631210810

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rams's form is quite poor at the moment, but I see this as their ideal opportunity to register a morale-boosting win. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Barnsley Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.