Derby County prepare to entertain Sheffield United at Pride Park on Wednesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 31 wins out of 47 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was just last season, in November 2004, with Sheff. Utd. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Rams in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 24 Sep||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Fri 15 Apr||Sheff. Utd.||0 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Derby County are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Rams, with 6 goals against.
Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The The Blades's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.
Derby County are currently lying in 19th place in Coca Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 32 from their 30 matches played. Sheff. Utd. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola Championship, and have accumulated 66 points from the 30 games they have played so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Rams are in quite good form at home, but the FootyMad team thinks on this occassion, Sheff. Utd. will prove too strong and win this game comfortably. Away win
|Derby County||Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Sheff. Utd.||Undefeated in last 4 away games.|