FootyMAD's Coventry City match preview

Last updated : 29 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Coventry City v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Coventry City at Highfield Road 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 17 and win only 7 of the 33 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2004, with Coventry City running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 04 DecDerby County2 - 2Coventry CityCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Coventry City have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

The Rams have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Rams's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.

Coventry City are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 49 from their 44 matches played. Derby County's total of 73 points from their 44 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Coventry City6222788
Derby County640210612

FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Coventry City Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Derby County 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.