Derby County prepare to entertain Crystal Palace at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 18 wins out of 27 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was less than a year ago, in March 2006, the Rams carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 25 Mar||Derby County||2-1||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Derby County have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 4 conceded.
In complete contrast to Derby County, Crystal Palace are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While the Eagles have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Derby County are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 40 points from the 22 games they have played so far. Crystal Palace find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 26 points from their 22 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its good news for Derby County fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Rams. Home win
|Derby County||Won 4 successive home games.|
7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
|Crystal Palace||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 6 away matches.