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Derby County will take to the pitch with away team Portsmouth at Pride Park Stadium in the League One fixture on Saturday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Derby County v Portsmouth are shown on this page - plus the latest betting odds.
Derby County will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 2-1 League One defeat in their last game at the hands of Bolton Wanderers.
For Derby County, the scorers were Conor Hourihane (34') and Tyrese Fornah (65' Own goal). Dion Charles (43') scored for Bolton Wanderers.
In their past 6 games, Paul Warne's Derby County have hit the back of the net 10 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 1.67.
Portsmouth come into this encounter after a 3-1 League One win against Peterborough United in their previous match.
For Portsmouth, the goals were scored by Colby Bishop (38'), Abu Kamara (43') and Regan Poole (59'). Ricky-Jade Jones (20') scored for Peterborough United.
John Mousinho's Portsmouth have found the back of the net a total of 8 times throughout their most recent 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during those same matches equals 5.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes going back to 05/02/2011 tells us that Derby County have won 2 of these games and Portsmouth 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
A combined total of 14 goals were produced between them in these games, with 8 from The Rams and 6 belonging to Pompey. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league match featuring these sides was League One match day 45 on 29/04/2023 which ended up with the score at Derby County 1-1 Portsmouth.
The match was refereed by Lee Swabey.
Team News: Derby County
There is just a single fitness concern for the Derby County boss Paul Warne to contend with from a near full-strength set of players. Elliot Embleton (Torn Ankle Ligament) is out of contention.
Team News: Portsmouth
Portsmouth manager John Mousinho has to currently contend with reduced team options. Josh Dockerill (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Tino Anjorin (Ankle Injury) will not be playing here.
We’re thinking that Portsmouth might have a difficult job to get anything against this Derby County lineup who we reckon should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’ve gone for a hard-fought 1-0 win for Derby County after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Pride Park Stadium (32,956)
Captain: Conor Hourihane
Chairman: David Clowes
Manager: Paul Warne
Competitions: League One position 11, EFL Trophy (Group G - North)
⭐ Star Man: Martyn Waghorn
Generally playing in the Striker position, Martyn Waghorn was born in South Shields, England. Having played his first senior match for Sunderland in the 2007 - 2008 season, the accomplished Forward has struck 5 league goals in the League One 2023 - 2024 season to date in a total of 5 appearances.