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History of the Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday fixture

Sheff. Wed. face a trip to Derby County at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Owls will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 29 and win only 12 of the 56 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2006, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 23 SepSheff. Wed.1 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2005/2006Sun 30 AprDerby County0 - 2Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2005/2006Sat 05 NovSheff. Wed.2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Sat 15 FebDerby County2 - 2Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2002/2003Sat 02 NovSheff. Wed.1 - 3Derby CountyCHMP
1999/2000Sat 05 FebDerby County3 - 3Sheff. Wed.PREM
1999/2000Wed 25 AugSheff. Wed.0 - 2Derby CountyPREM

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 4 conceded.

Sheff. Wed.'s away form is equally impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. Those games have seen the The Owls pummel 14 goals, and let in 6.

Derby County are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 50 points from the 27 games they have played so far. Sheff. Wed.'s 40 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County64117413
Sheff. Wed.622210108

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheff. Wed. are performing with pride on their travels, but the FootyMad panel believes it may not be enough to prevent the Rams coming away with a hard-fought home win. Home win.

Sequence statistics:
Derby County 11 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Sheff. Wed. 4 successive away victories.
7 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.