FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 26 November 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Preston North End v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 31 out of 46 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2003, with Preston N.E. running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 17 AprDerby County5 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 01 NovPreston N.E.3 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Sat 08 MarPreston N.E.4 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Sat 21 SepDerby County0 - 2Preston N.E.CHMP
1984/1985Wed 13 MarDerby County2 - 0Preston N.E.LGE1
1984/1985Sat 08 SepPreston N.E.2 - 1Derby CountyLGE1
1980/1981Wed 06 MayDerby County1 - 2Preston N.E.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Preston North End have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 9.

Derby County have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Preston N.E. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 26 points from their 20 games played so far, Derby County lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 29 from their 20 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Preston N.E.61235115
Derby County641112513

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Rams has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Preston N.E.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Preston N.E. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Derby County Undefeated in last 3 away games.