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History of the Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Sheffield Wednesday at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, having won 31 and lost only 12 of the 59 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was less than a year ago, in November 2008, with Derby County running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 11 AprSheff. Wed.0 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Sat 15 NovDerby County3-0Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2007/2008Tue 22 JanSheff. Wed.1 - 1Derby CountyFAC
2007/2008Sun 06 JanDerby County2 - 2Sheff. Wed.FAC
2006/2007Sat 13 JanDerby County1 - 0Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2006/2007Sat 23 SepSheff. Wed.1 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2005/2006Sun 30 AprDerby County0 - 2Sheff. Wed.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Derby County are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

Sheff. Wed. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The The Owls's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Derby County are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 10 matches. Sheff. Wed. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 13 points from their 10 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County61056143
Sheff. Wed.62221098

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rams go into their game against Sheff. Wed. in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County 9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Sheff. Wed. Not won in previous 2 away matches.