Derby County vs Stoke City
Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Pride Park Stadium (Derby).
Derby County used Bristol City’s recent slip-ups to break back into the top six in the Championship ladder. They took four points from past two league ties against Wigan Athletic ( a 2-1 win) and Sheffield Wednesday (a 1-1 draw).
The Rams will fancy their chances of maintaining the fine form in third straight home fixture on Wednesday evening when they play host to bottom-half Stoke City at Pride Park Stadium. Frank Lampard’s men were previously on four-loss thread across competitions and the series of two subsequent games without a defeat certainly lifted team’s spirits ahead of the crucial part of the season.
Derby County vs Stoke City: Head-to-head
Derby lead the head to head tie by three wins, but they lost the previous meeting with Stoke City 2-1 at Bet365 Stadium.
It was team’s maiden H3wH encounter in six years given they played in different divisions lately.
The Rams will rely on a fabulous tradition in H2H games with the Potters on the home patch where they eon 23, drew 8 and lost 8 of last 39.
Derby County vs Stoke City: Prediction
Stoke City are definitely one of the biggest disappointments of the season. They were among main contenders for the promotion and an immediate return to the top flight football before the kick-off to the season.
Nevertheless, the Potters went through a very turbulent campaign which even pushed them into the relegation scrap in the second half of 2018. The arrival of Nathan Jones in the role of the new manager turned team’s fortunes around, but it came too late for a promotional quest.
The visitors hold 16th place in the league ladder, but they will come into this unbeaten in past five matches. They tightened things up significantly at the back allowing only two goals during the mentioned streak of five straight outings without a loss.
Stoke drew as many as 11 of 18 away matches so far in the season. They won just two in the process. Knowing about Derby’s slide in form in the last couple of months, we do find the draw as the most likable of three outcomes and we will go for it at the odds of 3.25.
Derby County vs Stoke City: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.25 (9/4)
Correct Score 1-1 @ 6.00 (5/1).