FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 07 May 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Preston North End fixture

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:
2004/2005Sat 27 NovPreston N.E.3 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County640210912
Preston N.E.632111511

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

Sequence statistics:
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.