Derby vs Huddersfield Prediction & Match Preview

Derby vs Huddersfield
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Pride Park (Derby).

Derby have been on fire the last two months, and especially so at their home. Meanwhile, Huddersfield have been limping through their games in the period, and they have suffered on the road all through this season. As such, expect a convincing win for Derby this weekend.

Derby vs Huddersfield Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture was won by Derby on the road, with a 1-2 scoreline.
  • Six of the former seven wins had gone to Derby.
  • Seven of the preceding nine games saw goals from both teams.
  • At this venue, Derby hold a 100% unbeaten record since 1999, and if not for a single 1-1 draw in 2017, it would have been a 100% winning record.

Derby vs Huddersfield Match Preview

Derby lost on the road the last match-day 3-2, against Bristol City. The first hour of the game totally belonged to the hosts, as they raced to a 3-0 lead, and threatened to humiliate Derby with an even more lopsided scoreline.

However, the in-form Derby tried for a brave comeback, and even scored two goals, cutting down the lead of the hosts to just one. Sadly though, they could not find the equalizer, and had to settle for a loss.

Still, it was just their second loss in the past eleven match-days, and the defeat had come after three wins in a row as well. By no means could this loss be considered as a loss in form, but rather as a minor blip in the overall run.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield faced a huge 0-3 loss at home the prior game week, against Cardiff. It was their sixth loss in the preceding ten match-days, and was also the sixth winless match in their last eight attempts.

With just five points separating the team from the relegation zone, this loss has definitely added to their worries.

Derby vs Huddersfield Prediction

Derby have been one of the best teams in the competition since the end of December, and especially in home matches. They were unbeaten in ten of their last twelve games, and had won seven of these battles as well. The team also scored twice or more in their past five fixtures on the trot, and thrice or more in three of the last four.

At home, they are on a five-fixture winning run, and were unbeaten in 14 of their past 15 appearances here. They have also scored four or more goals in the last two matches here, and kept clean sheets in two of the former three. 

On the other hand, Huddersfield were winless in 13 of their previous 18 overall match-ups, and had lost five of their prior eight games. On the road, they had lost four of their past five trips, and had recorded a total of just four wins this whole season. 

Moreover, Derby had won the reverse fixture, that too on the road, and only once have they lost against this opponent in the previous eight years. And finally, at this venue, Derby are unbeaten against this opponent since 1999, and would have held a 100% winning record, disregarding a 1-1 draw in 2017.

Taking all these observations into account, we are inclined to pick out Derby as an overwhelming favorite this Saturday.

Derby vs Huddersfield Betting Tips

  • Derby to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • To Score in First Half: Derby @ 1.90 (9/10).