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 36 and lost only 10 of the 62 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was less than a year ago, in April 2005, with Derby County running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 09 Apr||Derby County||3-1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Derby County have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Rams's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Stoke City's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.
Derby County find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 13 points from their 12 matches. Stoke City's 16 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
These are testing times at Pride Park for the Rams and the Madmen are unable to see past Stoke City claiming victory in a close match.
|Derby County||Drawn last 3 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
|Stoke City||5 games since last away draw.|
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.