FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 09 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Stoke City v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 58 games played, Rams have recorded 11 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 26 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2003, 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:
2003/2004Sat 09 AugDerby County0 - 3Stoke CityLD1
2002/2003Sat 18 JanStoke City1 - 3Derby CountyLD1
2002/2003Sat 31 AugDerby County2 - 0Stoke CityLD1
1995/1996Sat 30 MarDerby County3 - 1Stoke CityLD1
1995/1996Sun 22 OctStoke City1 - 1Derby CountyLD1
1994/1995Sat 04 MarStoke City0 - 0Derby CountyLD1
1994/1995Sun 25 SepDerby County3 - 0Stoke CityLD1

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Rams have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division One, showing a record of 33 points from their 26 games played so far, Derby County are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division One with a return of just 24 points from their 25 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City642010314
Derby County61235115

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rams are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Stoke City. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Derby County Not won in previous 9 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.