FootyMAD's Sheffield Wednesday match preview

Last updated : 04 November 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County fixture

Derby County pack their bags to visit Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 28 and win only 10 of the 54 games.

The previous match played between the two at Hillsborough was within the last three years, in November 2002, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a League Division One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 15 FebDerby County2 - 2Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2002/2003Sat 02 NovSheff. Wed.1 - 3Derby CountyCHMP
1999/2000Sat 05 FebDerby County3 - 3Sheff. Wed.PREM
1999/2000Wed 25 AugSheff. Wed.0 - 2Derby CountyPREM
1998/1999Sat 30 JanSheff. Wed.0 - 1Derby CountyPREM
1998/1999Wed 09 SepDerby County1 - 0Sheff. Wed.PREM
1997/1998Sat 28 FebDerby County3 - 0Sheff. Wed.PREM

Recent respective form guides

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

The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Rams have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheff. Wed. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 16 points from 16 matches. Derby County find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 18 points from their 17 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Wed.6231779
Derby County61329106

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Wed. Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Derby County Not won in previous 6 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.