FootyMAD's Crewe Alexandra match preview

Last updated : 27 August 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Derby County v Crewe Alexandra fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Crewe Alexandra at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. Of the 4 previous meetings, 2 have been drawn, and 2 won by the Rams.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was less than a year ago, in March 2004, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Wed 03 MarDerby County0-0Crewe Alex.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 18 OctCrewe Alex.3 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
1985/1986Sat 16 NovDerby County5 - 1Crewe Alex.FAC
1956/1957Sat 26 JanDerby County4 - 0Crewe Alex.D3N
1956/1957Sat 05 JanCrewe Alex.2 - 5Derby CountyD3N
1955/1956Wed 14 SepDerby County3 - 3Crewe Alex.D3N
1955/1956Mon 05 SepCrewe Alex.2 - 1Derby CountyD3N

Recent respective form guides

Derby County are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 8 conceded.

The away form of Crewe Alex. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the The Railwaymen have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Derby County's 6 points from 4 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Crewe Alex. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 2 points from their 4 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6204796
Crewe Alex.612312145

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Crewe Alex. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Rams in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County 9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
Crewe Alex. Not won in previous 7 away matches.