FootyMAD's Ipswich Town match preview

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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, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 19 and win only 8 of the 34 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2008, with Ipswich Town running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sun 28 DecDerby County0 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2008/2009Sat 22 NovIpswich Town2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2006/2007Sat 14 AprIpswich Town2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2006/2007Wed 29 NovDerby County2 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2005/2006Sat 22 AprIpswich Town2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2005/2006Wed 02 NovDerby County3 - 3Ipswich TownCHMP
2004/2005Sat 02 AprIpswich Town3 - 2Derby CountyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town will be hoping to improve on their poor home form, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While Tractor Boys have scored 5, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Rams have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Ipswich Town find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 14 games have yielded only 8 points. Derby County are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 14 from their 14 matches played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town60427124
Derby County62137127

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Rams out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Ipswich Town. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Ipswich Town Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 16 most recent games.
Derby County Not won in previous 10 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.