FootyMAD's Coventry City match preview

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History of the Coventry City v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Coventry City at Ricoh Arena 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 19 and win only 8 of the 36 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in November 2006, with Derby County inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Sky Blues in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Mon 09 AprDerby County1 - 1Coventry CityCHMP
2006/2007Sat 11 NovCoventry City1 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2005/2006Sat 21 JanCoventry City6 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2005/2006Wed 14 SepDerby County1 - 1Coventry CityCHMP
2004/2005Sat 30 AprCoventry City6 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2004/2005Sat 04 DecDerby County2 - 2Coventry CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 28 FebCoventry City2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Coventry City have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Sky Blues's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

The Rams have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Rams's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Coventry City find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 15 points from their 12 matches. Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 16 points from their 12 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Coventry City6213997
Derby County632110711

FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Coventry City. Away win

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