FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 07 December 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Derby County fixture

Man. Utd. play host to Derby County at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Red Devils are clearly on top, having won 24 and lost only 11 of the 46 games.

The last time the two teams met at Man. Utd. was back in December 2001, over five years ago, with Man. Utd. annihilating their visitors 5-0 in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Sun 03 MarDerby County2 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
2001/2002Wed 12 DecMan. Utd.5-0Derby CountyPREM
2000/2001Sat 05 MayMan. Utd.0 - 1Derby CountyPREM
2000/2001Sat 25 NovDerby County0 - 3Man. Utd.PREM
1999/2000Sat 11 MarMan. Utd.3 - 1Derby CountyPREM
1999/2000Sat 20 NovDerby County1 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
1998/1999Wed 03 FebMan. Utd.1 - 0Derby CountyPREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, Red Devils have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 2.

In complete contrast to Man. Utd., Derby County are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Rams have conceded 15 goals in these games, and only hit 0 in reply.

Man. Utd. sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 33 points from their 15 games. Derby County find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 15 games have yielded only 6 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.641112413
Derby County60150121

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Man. Utd. fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Red Devils. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man. Utd. Won 7 successive home games.
12 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Derby County Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
An overall losing run of 5 games.
No win in the 9 most recent games.