FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

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

Derby County face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Monday evening, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 33 out of 48 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2005, with Preston N.E. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Play-Offs (Lvl 2) match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Thu 19 MayDerby County0 - 0Preston N.E.D1P
2004/2005Sun 15 MayPreston N.E.2 - 0Derby CountyD1P
2004/2005Sun 08 MayDerby County3 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Preston North End are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the North End, with 4 goals against.

Derby County have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Rams have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Preston N.E.'s total of 3 points from their 1 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship. Derby County lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola Championship, picking up 1 from their 1 games so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Preston N.E.6222668
Derby County61236115

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the North End, as the Rams have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Preston N.E. No sequences of note
Derby County Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.