FM Preview: Swansea City v Derby County 02 Oct 2010

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History of the Swansea City v Derby County fixture

Swansea City prepare to entertain Derby County at Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Swans are clearly on top, having won 12 and lost only 4 of the 19 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Liberty Stadium was less than a year ago, in November 2009, the Swans carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 20 FebDerby County0 - 1Swansea CityCHMP
2009/2010Fri 20 NovSwansea City1-0Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Tue 03 MarDerby County2 - 2Swansea CityCHMP
2008/2009Tue 16 SepSwansea City1 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
1999/2000Wed 22 SepDerby County3 - 1Swansea CityLGEC
1999/2000Tue 14 SepSwansea City0 - 0Derby CountyLGEC
1998/1999Sat 23 JanSwansea City0 - 1Derby CountyFAC

Recent respective form guides

Swansea City are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. During these games, Swans have smashed 12 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 1.

In complete contrast to Swansea City, Derby County are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Rams have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Swansea City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower Championship, picking up 15 points from their 9 games so far. Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Npower Championship, showing a record of 11 points from their 9 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Swansea City640212912
Derby County62221178

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Swansea City Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 12 .
Derby County Not won in previous 4 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.