FM Preview: Derby County v Swansea City 12 Mar 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 11th March 2011
The game between Derby County and Swansea City in the Championship on 12th March 2011 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Derby County v Swansea City fixture
Swansea City face a trip to Derby County at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Swans will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2010, with Swansea City inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Rams in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 02 Oct||Swansea City||0 - 0||Derby County||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 20 Feb||Derby County||0-1||Swansea City||Championship|
|2009/2010||Fri 20 Nov||Swansea City||1 - 0||Derby County||Championship|
|2008/2009||Tue 03 Mar||Derby County||2 - 2||Swansea City||Championship|
|2008/2009||Tue 16 Sep||Swansea City||1 - 1||Derby County||Championship|
|1999/2000||Wed 22 Sep||Derby County||3 - 1||Swansea City||League Cup|
|1999/2000||Tue 14 Sep||Swansea City||0 - 0||Derby County||League Cup|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Derby County's home form is most definitely relegation standard, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Rams have conceded a disappointing 9 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 2 of their own chances.
Swansea City's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Swans's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.
Derby County are currently lying in 19th place in Npower Championship having mustered a points tally of 40 from their 36 matches played.
Swansea City are holding the final promotion place in the Npower Championship, and have accumulated 63 points from the 36 games they have played so far.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Although Swansea City have been far from successful in recent away games, we can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Derby County. Away win
|Derby County||Failed to win in previous 9 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Swansea City||5 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here