FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 21 November 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stoke City v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 60 games played, Rams have recorded 11 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 28 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2004, the Potters carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 15 OctDerby County2 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Potters have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Rams have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola Championship, picking up 28 points from their 19 games so far. Derby County are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 18 points from 19 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City64029512
Derby County60247132

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rams are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Stoke City. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City 9 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 15 .
Derby County Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.