Stoke vs Derby Prediction & Match Preview

Stoke vs Derby
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke on Trent).

The news of the impending arrival of Wayne Rooney as player-manager definitely seems to have reinvigorated the Derby squad. They are unbeaten so far this campaign and started in style with a win over the just-relegated side from Premier League, Huddersfield.

Despite their away status for this weekend, the group could make this tie count as they are pitted against Stoke, who’s lost both of their fixtures in the 2019-20 Championship.

Going on, just the last match-day, the team lost against Charlton, who had just gained promotion to this league, and understandably has taken a hit to their confidence levels.

Stoke vs Derby Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Five of the last nine wins went to Derby.
  • Three of the previous six fixtures saw Stoke failing to score.
  • Three of the last five wins went to the teams that were on the road.
  • The last time these two met, the result was a goalless draw.

Stoke vs Derby Prediction

Stoke lost three of their former four games and had conceded twice or more in these three. Also, the squad was winless in 27 of their last previous 33 fixtures. Moreover, at home, they are on a streak of seven straight winless match-ups and remained without a win in 12 of their last 14 as well.

Moreover, Stoke has lost both of their opening matches in this edition of the Championship.

On the other hand, Derby has begun their campaign with two unbeaten clashes and won three of their last four ties away from home. They were also invincible in seven of their last ten road trips.

As these stats point out, the upper hand easily goes to the visiting Derby.

Stoke vs Derby Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Derby or Draw @ 1.67 (2/3)
  • To Score the First Goal: Derby @ 3.00 (2/1).