Derby County vs Cardiff City
English League Championship
Date: Sunday, 18th March 2018
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Pride Park (Derby).
Derby County have been losing ground under their feet in recent weeks. The team was in top form going for the direct promotion places but suddenly something went off the road. The team’s performance drastically dropped and the Rams are in a poor run.
They had to take another disappointment last round. The team visited Nottingham with the hopes of turning their fortunes. Both sides struggled to create chances and went on half time break goalless. The second half was not much different from the first. Experience midfielder Huddlestone saw the red card later in the second half but despite their advantage Nottingham still failed to deliver and the game went all the way down to a boring draw.
Cardiff continues their flight towards promotion. The team is beginning to mount pressure on leaders Wolverhampton and they have appetite even for the top spot. Cardiff plays amazingly well although there are some concerns at the conceded goals in recent weeks. Still the team plays well and will be confident heading into this difficult fixture.
Cardiff continued their March midweek. This time at the expense of Brentford at Griffin Park. The home side went ahead early in the game but this didn’t discourage Cardiff. The Bluebirds responded well and were already ahead before half time. Zohore added another one in the second half making the result 1-3.
Derby vs Cardiff: Head-to-head
- Derby are winless in 7 games – 5 draws and 2 defeats
- Derby are winless in 3 games at home – 2 draws and 1 defeat
- Cardiff have 7 consecutive victories
- Cardiff haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last 3 games
- The previous game between the sides was a goalless draw
- Derby have 1 victory, 2 draws and 2 losses against Cardiff at home
Derby vs Cardiff: Predictions
This is a very important fixture for both sides. Derby are trying to hold on to their place in top 6 while Cardiff is chasing the top spot. The sides will be heavily motivated and will be looking for the victory. Still Cardiff are in form and they should be considered favorites in this one.
Derby vs Cardiff: Bet Tips
- Cardiff 0.0 AH at 2.02
- Over 2.5 goals at 2.23.