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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 less than a year ago, in March 2009, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
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
1985/1986Tue 06 MaySwansea City0 - 3Derby CountyLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 6 conceded.

Swansea City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Swans's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Derby County's 39 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Swansea City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 50 points from 31 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County631211710
Swansea City62406310

FootyMad's prediction ...

Swansea City are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Derby County. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Swansea City Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.