FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 16 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Derby County v Preston North End fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Preston North End at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, winning 56.52% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was just last season, in September 2002, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 01 NovPreston N.E.3 - 0Derby CountyLD1
2002/2003Sat 08 MarPreston N.E.4 - 2Derby CountyLD1
2002/2003Sat 21 SepDerby County0-2Preston N.E.LD1
1984/1985Wed 13 MarDerby County2 - 0Preston N.E.DIV3
1984/1985Sat 08 SepPreston N.E.2 - 1Derby CountyDIV3
1980/1981Wed 06 MayDerby County1 - 2Preston N.E.DIV2
1980/1981Sat 06 DecPreston N.E.0 - 3Derby CountyDIV2

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 6 conceded.

In complete contrast to Derby County, Preston N.E. are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the North End have hit 8 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Derby County are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division One with a return of just 46 points from their 42 games thus far. Preston N.E. see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division One, showing a record of 57 points from their 42 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6222988
Preston N.E.61238125

FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County may be coming up against a decent side in Preston N.E., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Rams. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County 5 games since last home draw.
Preston N.E. Not won in previous 8 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.