Derby County vs Cardiff
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 7 May 2022
Kick-off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Pride Park.
Already relegated Derby County will play their final Championship fixture of the season against the bottom halved Cardiff City. These two teams will lock horns finally at Pride Park, this Saturday.
The Rams are currently 22nd in the league with 34 points from playing 45 games so far. Keeping aside the point-deduction and relegation their next season is destined for EFL League One. They will hope to finish this campaign in the Championship with a final win to keep their pride.
It’s been indeed a painful campaign for Wayne Rooney’s men. Derby County picked up an impressive 2-0 win away win in midweek against mid-table Blackpool, which shows that they intend to go down with a fight. Their 21-point deduction played a major role in their relegation not to mention the owner change.
Cardiff are 19th in the league with 50 points from playing 45 games so far. They are now 16 points and 2 places safe from relegation. The visitors are currently on a 5-game winless run in the league which includes 4 losses. They’ve even failed to score in 3 of their last 4 matches and come here to finish the season with a win.
The Bluebirds drew to a 1-1 in the Championship match with Birmingham City in the previous fixture. They wouldn’t want repetition of this season as they are guaranteed to register their lowest Championship finish this century. Cardiff’s games here highlighted their need to bring in reinforcements in attack this summer.
Derby County vs Cardiff Head-to-head (h2h)
- Cardiff won the last 2 h2hs bagging 5 goals in total while maintaining a cleansheet in both.
- Last time Derby won against this foe was back in 2018 in the league by 3-1.
- The reverse fixture held 2months back saw a 1-0 win in favour of The Bluebirds.
Derby County vs Cardiff Prediction
Derby County are winless against Cardiff City in their last 5 league games. But their relegation news haven’t made them any weak perhaps made even more motivated to end their Championship run on a high note.
Meanwhile, Cardiff are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games. But they won the last 2 h2hs against this foe netting 5 in total.
This game’s result won’t affect both teams, as they both have accepted their fate. We feel that Derby remain as the favorites to secure a win here as they are battling for their pride in this final fixture.
Derby County vs Cardiff Betting tips
Derby County to win @ 2.15 odds.
BTTS @ 1.66 odds.