FootyMAD's Derby County match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Tuesday, 20th February 2007
The game between Derby County and Stoke City in the Championship on Wednesday 21st February 2007 at 19:45 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Stoke City face a trip to Derby County at Pride Park on Wednesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Potters will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 37 and win only 10 of the 63 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2005, the Rams carving out a narrow 2 - 1 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:|
|2006/2007||Tue 08 Aug||Stoke City||2 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Tue 22 Nov||Stoke City||1 - 2||Derby County||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 15 Oct||Derby County||2 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 09 Apr||Derby County||3 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Mon 30 Aug||Stoke City||1 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 10 Jan||Stoke City||2 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 09 Aug||Derby County||0 - 3||Stoke City||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Derby County are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 3 conceded.
Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Potters have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Derby County are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 32 games giving them a return of 63 points. Stoke City's 50 points from 33 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
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 ...
Potters are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Derby County. Home win
|Derby County||Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Stoke City||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.
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