Derby County prepare to entertain Sunderland at Pride Park at lunchtime on Sunday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rams are clearly on top, having won 35 and lost only 13 of the 65 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was just last season, in September 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 02 Oct||Sunderland||0 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Derby County have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Rams's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
The away form of Sunderland however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The Black Cats's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.
Derby County lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 42 points from their 28 games so far. Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 50 points from 28 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Your FootyMad panel thinks that Derby County's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Sunderland. Away win
|Derby County||5 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Sunderland||8 games since last away draw.|