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:|
|2005/2006||Wed 28 Dec||Crystal Palace||2 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 21 Feb||Derby County||2-1||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 14 Oct||Crystal Palace||1 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Wed 05 Mar||Derby County||0 - 1||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Tue 17 Sep||Crystal Palace||0 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 18 Apr||Crystal Palace||3 - 1||Derby County||PREM|
|1997/1998||Sat 20 Dec||Derby County||0 - 0||Crystal Palace||PREM|
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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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
|Derby County||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
|Crystal Palace||Undefeated in last 4 away games.|
4 games since last defeat.