Accrington Stanley vs Derby County
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 26 January 2019
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK / 14:30 CET
Venue: Wham Stadium (Accrington).
Accrington Stanley passed the third round for the second time in three years thanks to a 1-0 upset win over Championship side Ipswich Town on January 5th.
The League One outfit thus booked another home fixture against another Championship like Derby County in the first game of Saturday’s programme.
The hosts head into it as underdogs due to both the difference in quality as well as the lack of creativity they showed in recent league affairs.
The Accies failed to find the back of the net in each of last four League One outings. The streak of three draws and a defeat saw them slide down to 14th in the ladder.
Can John Coleman’s men bounce back and keep their FA Cup fairy-tale going?
Accrington Stanley vs Derby County: Head-to-head
The two teams did not have the opportunity to lock horns in the past.
Accrington Stanley vs Derby County: Prediction
The Rams survived a super strong Southampton challenge in the previous round of the competition. They came back from two behind in both legs against a Premier League opposition. Harry Wilson and Martin Waghorn notched late second-half goals within six minutes ten days ago in the reverse fixture of their 3rd round clash with Southampton at St. Mary’s. Frank Lampard’s men advanced on penalties as none of five penalty-kick takers made mistake from the spot.
Derby County backed up the cup success with a 2-1 home win over Reading last weekend to preserve the sixth spot in the Championship ladder. They should have a much easier task to make it to the 5th round past the lower-division outfit and we doubt they’ll waste such opportunity.
Accrington have a negative goal difference of 14-17 in 13 home outings in this term of League One. They found goals hard to come by lately which is why we will go for the Rams to claim the victory as the main betting option at 1.85 odds.
Accrington Stanley vs Derby County: Bet Tips
Derby County to win @ 1.85 (17/20)
Derby County to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62 (13/8).