FootyMAD's Southampton match preview

Last updated : 17 September 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Southampton fixture

Derby County are ready to welcome Southampton to Pride Park on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, having won 16 and lost only 3 of the 29 games.

The previous match played between the two at Pride Park was more than three years back, in November 2001, the Rams carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Sat 06 AprSouthampton2 - 0Derby CountyPREM
2001/2002Sat 17 NovDerby County1-0SouthamptonPREM
2000/2001Sat 30 DecSouthampton1 - 0Derby CountyPREM
2000/2001Sat 19 AugDerby County2 - 2SouthamptonPREM
1999/2000Mon 24 AprDerby County2 - 0SouthamptonPREM
1999/2000Mon 04 OctSouthampton3 - 3Derby CountyPREM
1998/1999Sat 24 AprDerby County0 - 0SouthamptonPREM

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

Southampton's away form is none too clever either, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Saints, and 6 goals against.

Derby County's 11 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Southampton's total of 13 points from their 8 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Rams at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Saints come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Southampton Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.