FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 01 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Ipswich Town fixture

Ipswich Town pack their bags to visit Derby County at Pride Park on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 32 games played, Tractor Boys have recorded 7 wins, and Derby County have come away with 14 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was within the last three years, in November 2006, 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:
2008/2009Sat 22 NovIpswich Town2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2006/2007Sat 14 AprIpswich Town2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2006/2007Wed 29 NovDerby County2 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2005/2006Sat 22 AprIpswich Town2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2005/2006Wed 02 NovDerby County3 - 3Ipswich TownCHMP
2004/2005Sat 02 AprIpswich Town3 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2004/2005Sat 14 AugDerby County3 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 6 conceded.

Ipswich Town have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Tractor Boys's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Derby County find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 29 points from their 25 matches. Ipswich Town see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 32 points from their 25 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6213597
Ipswich Town6123795

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Ipswich Town only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Pride Park will be a good result. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Derby CountyNo sequences of note
Ipswich TownNot won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.