FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 29 August 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 Monday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 59 games played, Rams have recorded 11 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 27 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2004, the Potters carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory 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 10 JanStoke City2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Sat 09 AugDerby County0 - 3Stoke CityCHMP
2002/2003Sat 18 JanStoke City1 - 3Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Sat 31 AugDerby County2 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
1995/1996Sat 30 MarDerby County3 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
1995/1996Sun 22 OctStoke City1 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
1994/1995Sat 04 MarStoke City0 - 0Derby CountyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Rams have conceded 6 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Stoke City are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 11 points from the 5 games they have played so far. Derby County's 6 points from 5 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City63217411
Derby County62049126

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Potters, as the Rams have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Derby County 6 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.