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Derby County make the trip to Riverside Stadium on Wednesday for the Championship tie with hosts Middlesbrough.
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Middlesbrough will be wanting a better result here after the 0-1 Championship loss in their previous game against Norwich City.
In that game, Middlesbrough had 39% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Norwich City had 12 shots on goal with 2 on target. Teemu Pukki (72') was the scorer for Norwich City.
Fewer than three goals per game were seen in 6 of the last 6 meetings where Middlesbrough have been involved. Regarding the goal distribution in this period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 2 while The Boro managed a tally of 4. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward here, though.
Going into this one, Middlesbrough have not registered a win against Derby County in their previous 4 matches in the league.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Bristol City in Championship competition, Derby County and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Derby County managed 64% possession and 13 shots on goal with 2 on target. Bristol City had 11 shots at goal with 3 on target. Famara Diédhiou (78') was the scorer for Bristol City.
In 6 of the prior 6 clashes featuring Derby County, a relatively low number of goals have been struck between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell works out to a mere 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by The Rams equalling 0.5.
Looking at their past form shows that Derby County:
- haven't beaten Middlesbrough when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not lost to Middlesbrough when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 25/11/2017 shows us that Middlesbrough have won 1 of them and Derby County 2, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A combined total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 6 from The Boro and 10 coming from The Rams. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Championship match day 27 on 11/01/2020 and the score finished Middlesbrough 2-2 Derby County.
In that match, Middlesbrough had 46% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The goalscorers were Lewis Wing (16') and Paddy McNair (67').
Derby County got 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Jason Knight (54') and Duane Holmes (91') scored.
The referee was Tim Robinson.
Team News: Middlesbrough
Grant Hall (Calf Injury) and Ashley Fletcher (Hamstring Injury) are unavailable for Boro boss Neil Warnock.
Team News: Derby County
Thanks to a completely injury-free group to choose from, Derby County boss does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
We’ve got the feeling that Derby County are capable enough to get a goal against this Middlesbrough side, however that probably shouldn’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We are anticipating a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Middlesbrough at the end of the 90 minutes. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Riverside Stadium (34,742)
Chairman: Steve Gibson
Manager: Neil Warnock
Competitions: Championship position 7
🔑 Star Man: George Saville
Mostly taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, George Saville was born in Camberley, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Millwall in the 2012 - 2013 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 10 appearances.