FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 27 April 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal travel to take on Derby County at Pride Park on Monday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 52 games played, Gunners have recorded 14 wins, and Derby County have come away with 26 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Derby County was back in September 2001, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 22 SepArsenal5 - 0Derby CountyPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Derby County need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. Rams have conceded a disappointing 13 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Arsenal's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Gunners's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Derby County find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 35 games have yielded only 11 points. Arsenal sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 74 points from their 35 games.

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

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Gunners of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Pride Park with Arsenal coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Failed to win in previous 16 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 32 most recent games.
Arsenal Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.