Derby County face a trip to Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 30 games played, Rams have recorded 8 wins, and Ipswich Town have come away with 15 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2004, with Ipswich Town running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a F.A. Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 14 Aug||Derby County||3 - 2||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 03 Jan||Ipswich Town||3 - 0||Derby County||FAC|
|2003/2004||Sat 06 Dec||Ipswich Town||2 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 08 Nov||Derby County||2 - 2||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sun 04 May||Derby County||1 - 4||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 28 Sep||Ipswich Town||0 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Sat 19 Jan||Derby County||1 - 3||Ipswich Town||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Ipswich Town have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Tractor Boys in those games, with 10 conceded.
The away form of Derby County however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Rams, and 5 goals against.
Ipswich Town are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 73 points from 39 games. Derby County's total of 61 points from their 38 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Derby County are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Ipswich Town. Away win
|Ipswich Town||14 games since last home draw.|
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Derby County||7 games since last defeat.|