Derby County vs Sheffield United
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 20th October 2018
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Pride Park (Derby).
League leaders Sheffield United have a tough visit to Pride Park in the late Saturday game. Frank Lampard’s boys’ dreams for promotion are still alive and the team may become the reason for Sheffield to drop from first place.
Derby are winless in 3 games which saw them drop out of top 6. The Rams are just a single point behind Sheffield Wednesday on 6th place but the automatic promotion places are at 6 points. The team will be heavily motivated to avoid defeat and drop further behind top 2. Still Frank Lampard’s team doesn’t look too confident in some games and often slips.
The Rams failed to win against QPR before the break. They managed to lead at half time as Marriott found the net but the team failed to keep their lead in the second half. The Rams had a slight advantage in terms of play but the team really struggled to score.
Sheffield United are at the top of their game right now. The team piles victories and deservedly bounced to first place in the table. The main reason behind their success is the form of veteran striker Billy Sharp along with McGoldrick. The duo have scored 8 of the last 9 league goals for the Blades. That’s a remarkable contribution and the team looks heavily reliant on them to do the scoring.
United were not too convincing last game but still managed to get a 4th victory in a row. The team played decently well but didn’t outplay much Hull City. Still McGoldrick scored a penalty in the second half to give the leaders all the points.
Derby County vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head
- Derby is winless in 3 games
- Derby is unbeaten in 5 home games
- Sheffield has 4 straight victories
- Sheffield won its last 2 away games scoring 5 goals
- Sheffield is unbeaten in 3 games at Pride Park
- 6 out of the last 7 meetings at Pride Park saw less than 2.5 goals
- Last season we saw both teams finding the net in both games
Derby County vs Sheffield United: Predictions
Derby are cornered currently and need to perform. This may put some unnecessary pressure on Lampard’s team and make it even harder. Sheffield plays well and has decent record in recent games at Pride Park against Derby. The visitors are slight favourites for this one in a game hardly predictable in terms of goals.
Derby County vs Sheffield United: Bet Tips
Sheffield 0.0 Asian Handicap @ 1/1 (2.00).