Derby vs Cardiff
Sky Bet Ch’boat
7:45pm Friday 13th September
Pride Park Stadium
Derby confront Cardiff from the Sky Bet Championship on Friday. Coverage has Published live on Sky Sports Football in 7pm, whilst kick-off is at 7.45pm.
Derby are again without Jayden Bogle. Bogle hasn’t featured for more than a month because of an ankle injury, however, Rams manager Phillip Cocu states that the 19-year-old full-back will go back to instruction “a few days per week”.
Tom Lawrence krystian Bielik and Richard Keogh can be found having been on duty with Poland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland. George Evans (thigh), Lee Buchanan (hamstring) and also Ikechi Anya (H ) are sidelined, however Scott Malone, Florian Jozefzoon and Duane Holmes have recovered from injuries.
Cardiff midfielder Leandro Bacuna will be assessed ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match after returning from international duty. Following playing on Monday against Haiti from the Concacaf Nations League, bacuna will join with the Bluebirds squad in the midlands.
Cardiff are also awaiting Junior Hoillett, together with boss Neil Warnock stating the Canada winger could overlook because a family member is ill. Jazz Richards (ft ) has been ruled out after colliding with fellow defender Aden Flint in training.
Derby lost 3-0 at Brentford before the worldwide break, meaning Phillip Cocu’s side are now without a win since the opening day of this year in the Championship, even though they also have jumped out of the Carabao Cup to ferocious rivals Nottingham Forest in that time.
Cardiff have brought their last two games, meaning the side of Neil Warnock have eight points from six matches so far this season. Although Derby are 19th they start the weekend 13th in the table.
Derby boss Phillip Cocu:”Their manager, Neil Warnock, includes a great deal of expertise, he’s had success at the Championship therefore it’ll be a tricky game. The short history between the clubs also make it bit game for the club and the fans. That is something we realise.
“They have rather an immediate game so it’ll unquestionably be a challenging match, but it’s down to us. We had a good break, there’s a great sense and decent work done so we’re very positive about the game on Friday.”
Cardiff manager Neil Warnock:”We’ve experienced an indifferent break It’s been great for the longer term harms, Sol Bamba, Neil Etheridge, Marlon Pack have all done well. Matthew Connolly has had another op.
“We’ve had a few little knocks that haven’t helped us. We are a long way from being aware of what our team would be for tomorrow. Leo (Leandro) is not even flying back until [Thursday] afternoon, it is scandalous how nations can eliminate that. Friday night after an international fracture will not assist us.”
Together with his form for Portsmouth procuring him a summertime move to Brighton in the Premier League matt Clarke was arguably the very ideal centre-back in League One final season.
He definitely looked the part in the first elements of this season for Derby, after joining on loan by the Seagulls, and he certainly would not have expected to be warming the bench at this point, having been dropped because of their final two league games and substituted by listing signing Krystian Bielik in central defence.
Their 3-0 reverse at Brentford may force Phillip Cocu to once again rethink his options, although clarke was back in Nottingham Forest. The 22-year-old would have lots of takers from the Championship when the Dutchman can’t find a place for him.
Derby have dropped one of the last five home league matches against Cardiff (W2 D2 L1), dropping 3-4 from February 2017 beneath Steve McClaren.
Cardiff City have won just two of the last 10 Championship encounters with Derby (W2 D4 L4).
Derby have lost their past two matches in all competitions 3-0 from Brentford and Nottingham Forest – that the Rams haven’t dropped three consecutive matches by 3 goals as November 1946.
Cardiff have completed just 916 brief moves in the Championship this season – just Millwall have completed fewer (805).
Derby have won not one of the past four home games in all competitions (W0 D2 L2), continue surviving a longer run under Nigel Pearson in August and September 2016 (six games).
Cardiff’s Josh Murphy has been active in four of their last eight league goals (1 goal, 3 assists).
It is not looking so good for Derby and Phillip Cocu. It is five with no win now after Brentford thrashed them before the worldwide break and he got stuck to his group.
Cardiff have experienced more of a combined start and Neil Warnock is apparently lacking a little spark in the moment. Is a bit of history in this fixture, though, and Warnock is not one to quickly forget anything! I fancy them to nick a triumph.
David Prutton predicts: 1-2 (9/1 with Sky Bet)
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