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Stoke City will arrive at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday for the Championship game with home team Derby County.
Our Derby County v Stoke City predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Derby County prepare for this match coming off the back of a 0-0 Championship tied result vs West Bromwich Albion.
In that match, Derby County had 36% possession and 4 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target. West Bromwich Albion had 26 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target.
Derby County have found it difficult to unlock defences in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 3 versus opponents over the course of their last six matches. In those meetings, Derby County have also seen the tally of goals against them come to 5. We will have to see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Their prior results show that Derby County:
- have not registered a win against Stoke City in their previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 4 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 6 matches in the league. Fans are getting restless.
In their previous fixture, Stoke City drew 1-1 in the Championship tie with Barnsley.
In that match, Stoke City had 59% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The only player to score for Stoke City was Sam Surridge (17'). At the other end, Barnsley had 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. Cauley Woodrow (38') was the scorer for Barnsley.
Michael O'Neill's Stoke City have fired home a total of 9 times throughout their latest 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during those same matches equals 6.
Ahead of this meeting, Stoke City have not beaten Derby County when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 28/11/2018 shows that Derby County have won 1 of them & Stoke City 2, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A total of 12 goals were scored between them in this period, with 7 of them for The Rams and 5 created by The Potters. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Championship match day 38 on 20/03/2021 and the score finished Stoke City 1-0 Derby County.
That day, Stoke City had 61% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Jacob Brown (74').
On the other side, Derby County had 5 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
The match was refereed by Jarred Gillett.
Team News: Derby County
Krystian Bielik (Torn knee ligament) and Colin Kazim-Richards (Achilles tendon problems) will not be able to play for Derby County manager Wayne Rooney.
Team News: Stoke City
Stoke City boss Michael O'Neill has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Tyrese Campbell (Knee Injury) and Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Back Injury) miss out here. Tommy Smith is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We think that Derby County will have to perform well to hit the back of the net against this Stoke City outfit who should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’re therefore tipping a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 win for Stoke City at the conclusion of the game.
Should be a close one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Pride Park Stadium (33,597)
Captain: Tom Lawrence
Chairman: Mel Morris
Manager: Wayne Rooney
Competitions: Championship position 16