Derby County face a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion at Withdean 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 ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2005, with Derby County inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the Seagulls in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 06 Aug||Derby County||1 - 1||Brighton & HA||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 05 Feb||Brighton & HA||2 - 3||Derby County||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Wed 03 Nov||Derby County||3 - 0||Brighton & HA||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 14 Dec||Derby County||1 - 0||Brighton & HA||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 16 Nov||Brighton & HA||1 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|1991/1992||Wed 15 Apr||Brighton & HA||1 - 2||Derby County||CHMP|
|1991/1992||Sat 21 Sep||Derby County||3 - 1||Brighton & HA||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Brighton & Hove Albion need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Seagulls have scored 8, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.
Derby County's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Rams have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Brighton & HA are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca Cola Championship with a return of just 17 points from their 20 games thus far. Derby County find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 21 points from their 20 matches.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|Brighton & HA||6||0||4||2||6||10||4|
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 Brighton & HA. Score draw
|Brighton & HA||Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.|
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
|Derby County||4 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.