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 41 and win only 13 of the 65 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2004, the Black Cats carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 27 Mar||Sunderland||2 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Sep||Derby County||1 - 1||Sunderland||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Black Cats, with 5 goals against.
Derby County have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The Rams's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Sunderland lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 17 points from their 11 games so far. Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 14 points from their 11 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Black Cats, as the Rams have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Sunderland||Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.|
|Derby County||9 games since last away draw.|
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.