Derby County face a trip to Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 40 and win only 13 of the 64 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in May 2002, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Sep||Derby County||1 - 1||Sunderland||LD1|
|2001/2002||Sat 11 May||Sunderland||1 - 1||Derby County||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 09 Feb||Derby County||0 - 1||Sunderland||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 03 Feb||Derby County||1 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 16 Sep||Sunderland||2 - 1||Derby County||PREM|
|1999/2000||Sat 26 Feb||Sunderland||1 - 1||Derby County||PREM|
|1999/2000||Sat 18 Sep||Derby County||0 - 5||Sunderland||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Black Cats in those games, with 6 conceded.
The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Rams have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 62 points from 36 games. Derby County are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 42 points from 38 matches.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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 Sunderland. Home win
|Sunderland||Unbeaten in the last 18 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
|Derby County||Not won in previous 15 away matches.|