FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 21 September 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Derby County fixture

Arsenal play host to Derby County at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, winning 53.70% of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Arsenal was back in March 2002, over five years ago, the Gunners carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Tue 05 MarArsenal1-0Derby CountyPREM
2001/2002Sat 29 SepDerby County0 - 2ArsenalPREM
2000/2001Sat 28 AprDerby County1 - 2ArsenalPREM
2000/2001Sat 11 NovArsenal0 - 0Derby CountyPREM
1999/2000Sun 28 NovArsenal2 - 1Derby CountyPREM
1999/2000Tue 10 AugDerby County1 - 2ArsenalPREM
1998/1999Sun 02 MayArsenal1 - 0Derby CountyPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Gunners, with 3 goals against.

In complete contrast to Arsenal, Derby County are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. Rams have conceded 16 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 13 points from the 5 games played. Derby County are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 4 points from their 6 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 5 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Derby County Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.