Derby County vs Stoke City
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 31 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Pride Park (Derby).
Stoke have finally hit the ground running and are beginning to look confident even on the road. With recent h2h history here also in their favor, count on the visitors to arrive at Pride Park with their guns blazing this week.
Derby vs Stoke Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter finished in a 2-2 draw.
- Three of their last five fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in two of their past six meetings.
- Only one of their previous ten matchups have ended as a stalemate.
- Stoke have registered the win seven times in their last fifteen clashes. (W-7, D-2, L-6)
Derby vs Stoke Prediction
Derby were handed their first defeat in five games last week on the road after Luton managed to get the better of them with a 3-2 scorecard. After a passive goalless first half in that latter clash, Derby opened the scoring through Wayne Rooney, three minutes past the hour mark.
However, their counterparts slotted two goals in a span of ten minutes and found the winning goal in the dying stages of regulation time.
Nevertheless, with thirty-seven points in the bag, the hosts are currently sitting sixteenth on the ladder.
On the other hand, Stoke are starting to show signs of promise in what has been an otherwise dismal campaign. The visitors are on a four-match unbeaten run at the moment. Impressively, they have also dropped points just once in the process.
Furthermore, the guests have been tasting nothing but success in their past two outings on the trot. Their most recent trip on the road witnessed Stoke take down the second-placed West Brom with a narrow 1-0 scorecard.
It is also worth mentioning that the visitors have been faring well in their previous visits to this stadium and have not been at the losing end in any of their past three trips here.
As such, given the admirable run of form that Stoke are on, Derby are the underdogs to come out on top.
Be that as it may, the hosts are on a three-match winning streak of their own at home, as we speak. Taking into account that the reverse fixture of this matchup had also finished as a draw, back a double chance just to be on the safer side.
In addition, Derby have looked organized in their own defensive third. Moreover, they have not been keen on racking up the goals scoring charts at home either. Eight out of the last ten fixtures at Pride Park have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
Given that their past three h2h encounters here have also been low scoring affairs, expect goals to be hard to come by in this one too.
Derby vs Stoke Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Stoke @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (2/3).