Derby County travel to take on Southend United at Roots Hall 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 ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The last time the two teams met at Southend Utd. was back in September 1997, over five years ago, with Derby County inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Shrimpers in a League Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 30 Sep||Derby County||3 - 0||Southend Utd.||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Wed 01 Oct||Derby County||5 - 0||Southend Utd.||LGEC|
|1997/1998||Tue 16 Sep||Southend Utd.||0 - 1||Derby County||LGEC|
|1995/1996||Sat 17 Feb||Southend Utd.||1 - 2||Derby County||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Wed 13 Sep||Derby County||1 - 0||Southend Utd.||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Sat 29 Apr||Derby County||1 - 2||Southend Utd.||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Sun 16 Oct||Southend Utd.||1 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Southend United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Shrimpers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
The away form of Derby County however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.
Southend Utd. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 28 games have yielded only 24 points. Derby County are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 53 points from the 28 games they have played so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Derby County are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Southend Utd.. Away win
|Southend Utd.||Unbeaten run of 6 matches.|
|Derby County||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.