Derby County face a trip to Crewe Alexandra at The Alexandra Stadium on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them being consigned to defeat by opponents in 3 of the 5 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2003, with Crewe Alex. running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 28 Aug||Derby County||2 - 4||Crewe Alex.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Wed 03 Mar||Derby County||0 - 0||Crewe Alex.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 18 Oct||Crewe Alex.||3 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|1985/1986||Sat 16 Nov||Derby County||5 - 1||Crewe Alex.||FAC|
|1956/1957||Sat 26 Jan||Derby County||4 - 0||Crewe Alex.||D3N|
|1956/1957||Sat 05 Jan||Crewe Alex.||2 - 5||Derby County||D3N|
|1955/1956||Wed 14 Sep||Derby County||3 - 3||Crewe Alex.||D3N|
Recent respective form guides
Crewe Alexandra need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While The Railwaymen have scored 5, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.
Derby County's away form is none too clever either, 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 14 goals for and 13 against.
Crewe Alex. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 46 points from their 40 matches. Derby County's total of 61 points from their 39 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.
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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
|Crewe Alex.||Failed to win in previous 8 home matches.|
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 15 most recent games.
|Derby County||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
No win in the 2 most recent games.