Derby vs Newcastle
England – League Championship
Date: Saturday, 10 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 17:30 UK
Venue: iPro Stadium (Derby).
Derby County are yet to get going in the new Championship season as they managed just 1 win from their five matches so far. With the help of two draws added to it, they are currently 18th in the standings with 5 points. It is still early days in the new season, but Nigel Pearson know well his team hasn’t done well in matches they were supposed to return with three points.
Newcastle suffered back from back-to-back defeats in the opening two weeks of the season. But they have successfully overturned their after winning the last three matches. Rafa Benitez is aiming for qualification back to the Premier League and his eyes are certainly set on a top two finish.
Derby vs Newcastle: Head-to-Head Statistics
The last meeting between the two sides was in the 2009/10 Championship season. Derby won the corresponding fixture by 3-0 before drawing blank at Newcastle.
Newcastle haven’t won in the two meetings of 2008/09 season, which keep them at a four match win-less run against Derby.
The meetings before the 2008/09 Championship season came during their time together in Premier League which can be dated back to 2000/01 season. It was the season that Derby got relegated from Premier League and they lost both home and away leg against Newcastle.
Derby vs Newcastle: Prediction
Newcastle have found their rhythm in the past few weeks and certainly look like a better team than Derby at the moment. At the same time, Derby County who have some quality players on their own are yet to come together as a team under new boss Niger Pearson. So this is a perfect chance for Newcastle to end their bad run at the iPro Stadium. But I believe it is safe to back them on a double chance as Derby are unbeaten in the last four meetings with Newcastle.
Derby vs Newcastle: Betting Tips
Double Chance – Draw/Newcastle at 1/2 (1.50)
Over 2.5 goals at 23/20 (2.15).