FootyMAD's Gillingham match preview

Last updated : 22 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Gillingham fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Gillingham at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The majority of those games have been won by the Rams.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was just last season, in January 2004, the Rams carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 13 NovGillingham0 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Sat 17 JanDerby County2-1GillinghamCHMP
2003/2004Sat 16 AugGillingham0 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Sat 11 JanDerby County1 - 1GillinghamCHMP
2002/2003Tue 13 AugGillingham1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
1996/1997Tue 21 JanGillingham0 - 2Derby CountyFAC
1985/1986Mon 07 AprDerby County2 - 0GillinghamLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Derby County haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 6 conceded.

Gillingham have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Derby County's total of 70 points from their 42 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Gillingham are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 48 from their 43 matches played.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County64119513

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Rams's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Gillingham. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Gillingham Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
10 games since last defeat.