FootyMAD's Coventry City match preview

Last updated : 03 December 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Derby County v Coventry City fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Coventry City at Pride Park on Saturday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, having won 19 and lost only 7 of the 31 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was just last season, in October 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 28 FebCoventry City2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Sat 25 OctDerby County1-3Coventry CityCHMP
2002/2003Sat 19 AprDerby County1 - 0Coventry CityCHMP
2002/2003Sat 21 DecCoventry City3 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2000/2001Sat 31 MarCoventry City2 - 0Derby CountyPREM
2000/2001Sat 16 DecDerby County1 - 0Coventry CityPREM
1999/2000Sat 22 JanDerby County0 - 0Coventry CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 7 conceded.

The away form of Coventry City is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Sky Blues have hit 5 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Derby County's 29 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Coventry City find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 25 points from their 21 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County631210810
Coventry City63127810

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Rams's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Coventry City. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Coventry City 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.