Derby County travel to take on Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 47 games played, Rams have recorded 12 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 23 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Portsmouth was just over four years ago, in February 2003, with Portsmouth annihilating their visitors 6 - 2 in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 11 Aug||Derby County||2 - 2||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 08 Feb||Portsmouth||6 - 2||Derby County||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 09 Nov||Derby County||1 - 2||Portsmouth||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 24 Feb||Derby County||3 - 2||Portsmouth||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 16 Sep||Portsmouth||2 - 2||Derby County||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Sun 22 Jan||Derby County||3 - 0||Portsmouth||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Sun 06 Nov||Portsmouth||0 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. Pompey have conceded a disappointing 4 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 1 of their own chances.
The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Rams have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Portsmouth's 34 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Derby County find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 22 games have yielded only 7 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Pompey, as the Rams have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Portsmouth||Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.|
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Derby County||Not won in previous 11 away matches.|
No win in the 17 most recent games.