FootyMAD's Sheffield Wednesday match preview

Last updated : 22 September 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to 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 29 and win only 10 of the 55 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2005, the The Owls carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 30 AprDerby County0 - 2Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2005/2006Sat 05 NovSheff. Wed.2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield Wednesday need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While The Owls have scored 4, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Derby County's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Sheff. Wed. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 7 points from 8 matches. Derby County find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 9 points from their 8 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Wed.6123595
Derby County622210108

FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Sheff. Wed.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Wed. Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Derby County Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.