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Last updated : 18 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Portsmouth v Derby County fixture

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:
2007/2008Sat 11 AugDerby County2 - 2PortsmouthPREM
2002/2003Sat 08 FebPortsmouth6 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Sat 09 NovDerby County1 - 2PortsmouthCHMP
1995/1996Sat 24 FebDerby County3 - 2PortsmouthCHMP
1995/1996Sat 16 SepPortsmouth2 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
1994/1995Sun 22 JanDerby County3 - 0PortsmouthCHMP
1994/1995Sun 06 NovPortsmouth0 - 1Derby CountyCHMP

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County60246102

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

Sequence statistics:
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.