FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 15 December 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Crystal Palace fixture

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:
2005/2006Sat 25 MarDerby County2-1Crystal PalaceCHMP
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County65018315
Crystal Palace6222758

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

Sequence statistics:
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.