FootyMAD's Leicester City match preview

Last updated : 24 November 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Leicester City fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Leicester City at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, having won 27 and lost only 11 of the 45 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was just last season, in October 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 14 FebLeicester City2 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2005/2006Sat 01 OctDerby County1-1Leicester CityCHMP
2004/2005Tue 26 AprLeicester City1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2004/2005Wed 11 AugDerby County1 - 2Leicester CityCHMP
2002/2003Sat 01 MarDerby County1 - 1Leicester CityCHMP
2002/2003Sat 14 SepLeicester City3 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2001/2002Sat 23 FebLeicester City0 - 3Derby CountyPREM

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 6 conceded.

Leicester City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Foxes's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Derby County's total of 31 points from their 18 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Leicester City find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 22 points from their 18 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County641110613
Leicester City61238105

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 Leicester City. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County 5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Leicester City Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.