FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 09 November 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v West Ham United fixture

West Ham Utd. pack their bags to visit Derby County at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 34 games played, Hammers have recorded 9 wins, and Derby County have come away with 16 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Pride Park was more than three years back, in September 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 23 JanWest Ham Utd.1 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2004/2005Wed 29 SepDerby County1 - 1West Ham Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 10 AprWest Ham Utd.0 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Sat 04 OctDerby County0 - 1West Ham Utd.CHMP
2001/2002Wed 26 DecWest Ham Utd.4 - 0Derby CountyPREM
2001/2002Sat 08 SepDerby County0 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2000/2001Sat 14 AprWest Ham Utd.3 - 1Derby CountyPREM

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Rams's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

West Ham Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Hammers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Derby County find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 12 games have yielded only 6 points. West Ham Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 15 points from their 11 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County60241112
West Ham Utd.6222658

FootyMad's prediction ...

West Ham Utd. are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
West Ham Utd. 5 games since last defeat.