Derby County prepare to entertain Preston North End at Pride Park at lunchtime on Sunday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, winning 57.45% of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was just last season, in April 2004, with Derby County annihilating their visitors 5-1 in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 27 Nov||Preston N.E.||3 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 17 Apr||Derby County||5-1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 01 Nov||Preston N.E.||3 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 08 Mar||Preston N.E.||4 - 2||Derby County||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 21 Sep||Derby County||0 - 2||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|1984/1985||Wed 13 Mar||Derby County||2 - 0||Preston N.E.||LGE1|
|1984/1985||Sat 08 Sep||Preston N.E.||2 - 1||Derby County||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Derby County are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 5 conceded.
The North End have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The North End's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.
Derby County's total of 73 points from their 45 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Preston N.E. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 75 points from 45 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Both teams are displaying reasonable form at the moment, and for that reason, the Madmen predict the game will end in stalemate. Score draw
|Derby County||Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Preston N.E.||4 games since last away draw.|
No win in the 2 most recent games.