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History of the Derby County v Manchester United fixture

Derby County play host to Manchester United at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 51 games played, Rams have recorded 19 wins, and Man. Utd. have come away with 14 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Derby County was back in March 2002, over five years ago, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 08 DecMan. Utd.4 - 1Derby CountyPREM
2001/2002Sun 03 MarDerby County2-2Man. Utd.PREM
2001/2002Wed 12 DecMan. Utd.5 - 0Derby CountyPREM
2000/2001Sat 05 MayMan. Utd.0 - 1Derby CountyPREM
2000/2001Sat 25 NovDerby County0 - 3Man. Utd.PREM
1999/2000Sat 11 MarMan. Utd.3 - 1Derby CountyPREM
1999/2000Sat 20 NovDerby County1 - 2Man. Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Derby County need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Rams have scored 4, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Man. Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. The Red Devils have put away 14 chances in these games, a let in just 3.

Derby County find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 29 games have yielded only 10 points. Man. Utd. sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 64 points from their 28 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County60333133
Man. Utd.641114313

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Rams at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Red Devils come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Failed to win in previous 13 home matches.
Not won in the 26 most recent games.
Man. Utd. Undefeated in last 6 away games.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.