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Derby County are the guests at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday for the Championship fixture with home team Cardiff City.
Our tips, poll and stats for Cardiff City v Derby County can all be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Cardiff City won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Fulham.
In that game, Cardiff City had 42% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Fulham had 14 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Aleksandar Mitrović (35') and Josh Onomah (66') scored for Fulham.
Neil Harris's Cardiff City have celebrated scoring a sum total of 8 times in their last 6 outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games stands at 6.
Their past results show that Cardiff City:
- are winless against Derby County in their previous 3 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Brentford in Championship competition, Derby County will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Derby County had 43% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Derby County was Jason Knight (29'). For their opponents, Brentford got 16 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Ollie Watkins (3') and Saïd Benrahma (49', 64') scored for Brentford.
Looking at their form, and Derby County have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 9 goals overall. Defensively, The Rams have some weaknesses to address. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be sustained into this game, though.
Going into this one, Derby County remain undefeated by Cardiff City when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 02/04/2016, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Cardiff City winning 2 of those games, Derby County 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 18 goals were produced between them in this period, with 8 of them for The Bluebirds and 10 for The Rams. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league fixture between the two was Championship match day 7 on 13/09/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Derby County 1-1 Cardiff City.
In that game, Derby County managed 63% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Scott Malone (6').
On the other side, Cardiff City had 13 shots on goal with 4 on target. Robert Glatzel (19') was the scorer.
The referee was Darren England.
Team News: Cardiff City
Cardiff City boss Neil Harris has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash owing to a completely injury-free group ready to go.
It looks as if The Bluebirds will possibly kick off with a 4-2-3-1 system this time with Alex Smithies, Joseph Bennett, Curtis Nelson, Sean Morrison, Dion Sanderson, Joe Ralls, Leandro Bacuna, Joshua Murphy, Lee Tomlin, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Robert Glatzel.
Team News: Derby County
Derby manager Phillip Cocu has some current player fitness concerns. Andre Wisdom (Cut), Jack Marriott (Groin Surgery) and Krystian Bielik (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) can’t be considered. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Tom Lawrence and Martyn Waghorn.
From our viewpoint, The Rams appear most likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 formation, settling for Ben Hamer, Jayden Bogle, George Evans, Matt Clarke, Max Lowe, Wayne Rooney, Max Bird, Jason Knight, Louie Sibley, Tom Lawrence and Chris Martin.
In our view, Derby County may not find it easy to break down this Cardiff City team who will likely get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
Our tip is therefore for a very competitive game with a 1-0 win for Cardiff City when all is said and done.
Let’s see what happens.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium (33,316)
Captain: Sean Morrison
Chairman: Mehmet Dalman
Manager: Neil Harris
Competitions: Championship position 6
⭐ Key Player: Robert Glatzel
Generally playing in the Striker position, Robert Glatzel was born in Munich, Germany. Having made a first senior appearance for Wacker Burghausen in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Forward has managed 7 league goals in this Championship 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 26 appearances.