FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 09 December 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 on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, winning 57.14% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was less than a year ago, in May 2005, when they played out a goalless draw 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:
2005/2006Mon 08 AugPreston N.E.1 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2004/2005Thu 19 MayDerby County0-0Preston N.E.D1PO
2004/2005Sun 15 MayPreston N.E.2 - 0Derby CountyD1PO
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

Recent respective form guides

Derby County are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Rams's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Preston N.E. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The North End's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola Championship, showing a record of 25 points from their 22 games played so far, Preston N.E.'s total of 32 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6222898
Preston N.E.642010214

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Rams of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Preston N.E., who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Preston N.E. Undefeated in last 5 away games.
12 games since last defeat.