Derby County face a trip to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Friday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 27 and win only 11 of the 46 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 20 Nov||Derby County||0 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 23 Mar||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Wed 28 Jan||Derby County||2 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 22 Mar||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Wed 30 Oct||Derby County||2 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 02 Dec||Derby County||4 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 07 Oct||Sheff. Utd.||0 - 2||Derby County||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Sheffield United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Blades, with 4 goals against.
The Rams 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 Rams's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 14 goals for and 13 against.
Sheff. Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 66 points from their 42 games so far. Derby County's total of 67 points from their 41 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Blades. Home win
|Sheff. Utd.||Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
|Derby County||Last drawn game 4 outings ago.|