FootyMAD's Ipswich Town match preview

Last updated : 01 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Ipswich Town v Derby County fixture

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:
2004/2005Sat 14 AugDerby County3 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2003/2004Sat 03 JanIpswich Town3 - 0Derby CountyFAC
2003/2004Sat 06 DecIpswich Town2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Sat 08 NovDerby County2 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2002/2003Sun 04 MayDerby County1 - 4Ipswich TownCHMP
2002/2003Sat 28 SepIpswich Town0 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2001/2002Sat 19 JanDerby County1 - 3Ipswich TownPREM

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:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town6213857
Derby County624010710

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

Sequence statistics:
Ipswich Town 14 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Derby County 7 games since last defeat.