FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 08 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Stoke City fixture

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:
2004/2005Mon 30 AugStoke City1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County62311099
Stoke City6213887

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

Sequence statistics:
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.