FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 14 October 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 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:
2004/2005Sat 09 AprDerby County3-1Stoke CityCHMP
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County60427104
Stoke City62044116

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.

Sequence statistics:
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.