FootyMAD's Leeds United match preview

Last updated : 08 December 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Leeds United v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Leeds United at Elland 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 31 and win only 6 of the 48 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2005, with Leeds Utd. running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 11 FebDerby County0 - 0Leeds Utd.CHMP
2005/2006Wed 28 SepLeeds Utd.3 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2004/2005Wed 26 JanDerby County2 - 0Leeds Utd.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 07 AugLeeds Utd.1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2001/2002Sat 27 AprDerby County0 - 1Leeds Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sun 23 SepLeeds Utd.3 - 0Derby CountyPREM
2000/2001Sat 10 FebLeeds Utd.0 - 0Derby CountyPREM

Recent respective form guides

Leeds United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Whites's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

The Rams have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Rams's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Leeds Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 20 points from their 21 games thus far. Derby County are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 37 points from 21 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Leeds Utd.621310117
Derby County65019415

FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Leeds Utd. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Derby County 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.