Derby vs Northampton
England – FA Cup
Date: Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Pride Park (Derby).
Derby have been a force to reckon with on home soil this term and are by all means favorites to knock Northampton out of the FA Cup on Tuesday.
Derby vs Northampton Head to head (h2h)
Their only recent meeting was the reverse fixture of this clash which ended as a stalemate.
Derby vs Northampton Prediction
Despite being the odds-favorite to pick up the win, Derby were held to a goalless draw by Northampton in the first leg. Shocking, the hosts failed to land a single shot on target in that latter matchup. Their foes, however, came close to scoring twice.
Be that as it may, it needs saying that Derby are a lot more threatening on home soil than on the road. For starters, the hosts are currently the second-best home-team, back in the Championship. Impressively, nine of the ten wins that they have recorded so far have come from their clashes at Pride Park.
As of now, Derby are also sporting a four-match winning streak at home, the most recent of which saw them run riot over Stoke with a 4-0 scorecard.
On the other hand, Northampton have been a nervous bunch on the road this season. They have missed out on the win in five of their past eight outings in all competitions. It is also worth mentioning that the visitors have tasted success just five times on the road in the fourth division.
Furthermore, Derby have been proving their mettle against the best of sides in the Championship. And have stumbled just twice at home so far.
With home advantage under their belt in this one, Northampton can rule out any chances of coming out on top at the end of the ninety minutes.
In addition, the hosts have also been at their defensive best at home. Admirably, they have kept a clean sheet in six of their past eleven fixtures here, and have conceded no more than five goals in the process.
Moreover, Northampton failed to breach this foe when the two sides met in the reverse clash two weeks ago as well.
As such, taking into account Derby’s resilient backline, count on the visitors to make the trip back home without so much as a consolation goal to their name.
Derby vs Northampton Betting tips
Derby to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both teams not to score @ 1.70 (7/10).