FootyMAD's Blackpool match preview

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Last updated : 20 October 2008
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History of the Blackpool v Derby County fixture

Derby County travel to take on Blackpool at Bloomfield 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 15 and win only 5 of the 29 games.

The last time the two teams met at Blackpool was amazingly over twenty years ago, in February 1986, with Derby County inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Seasiders in a Third Division match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 28 AugDerby County2 - 2BlackpoolLGEC
1985/1986Sat 01 FebBlackpool0 - 1Derby CountyLGE1
1985/1986Sat 07 SepDerby County1 - 2BlackpoolLGE1
1976/1977Wed 19 JanDerby County3 - 2BlackpoolFAC
1976/1977Sat 08 JanBlackpool0 - 0Derby CountyFAC
1970/1971Sat 20 FebBlackpool0 - 1Derby CountyPREM
1970/1971Sat 21 NovDerby County2 - 0BlackpoolPREM

Recent respective form guides

Blackpool have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.

The away form of Derby County however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Rams's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Blackpool find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 14 points from their 11 matches. Derby County's 16 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackpool6141457
Derby County63309512

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rams have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Bloomfield Road with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Blackpool Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 4 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Derby County Undefeated in last 3 away games.
8 games since last defeat.

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