FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 24 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Crystal Palace fixture

Derby County are ready to welcome Crystal Palace to Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 17 wins out of 26 previous matches.

The previous match played between the two at Pride Park was within the last three years, in February 2004, the Rams carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Wed 28 DecCrystal Palace2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Sat 21 FebDerby County2-1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Tue 14 OctCrystal Palace1 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Wed 05 MarDerby County0 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2002/2003Tue 17 SepCrystal Palace0 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
1997/1998Sat 18 AprCrystal Palace3 - 1Derby CountyPREM
1997/1998Sat 20 DecDerby County0 - 0Crystal PalacePREM

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Rams, with 3 goals against.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Eagles's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.

Derby County are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 42 points from 39 matches. Crystal Palace's total of 67 points from their 39 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6222878
Crystal Palace632112711

FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Crystal Palace will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Crystal Palace Undefeated in last 4 away games.
4 games since last defeat.