Derby County prepare to entertain Stoke City at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, having won 35 and lost only 10 of the 61 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was just last season, in August 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Mon 30 Aug||Stoke City||1 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 10 Jan||Stoke City||2 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 09 Aug||Derby County||0-3||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 18 Jan||Stoke City||1 - 3||Derby County||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 31 Aug||Derby County||2 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 30 Mar||Derby County||3 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sun 22 Oct||Stoke City||1 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Derby County haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 5 conceded.
Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. These low-scoring games have seen just 4 goals scored and conceded.
Derby County's total of 64 points from their 40 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Stoke City's 55 points from 40 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its a close one to call, but I think that Rams's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Stoke City. Home Win
|Derby County||Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.|
|Stoke City||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.