A top-of-the-table clash sees fourth-placed Derby (W1, D3, L1) on 60pts
play host to fifth-placed Fulham (W3, D2) on 59pts.
This duel couldn’t be tighter. The Cottagers (FUL) are on an excellent
run of 12 games unbeaten, accruing 33pts in 15 league games (W10, D3,
L2). Their tally of 18 goals in ten away games (W4, D3, L3) has seen
wins against Cardiff, Barnsley, Middlesbrough and Sheffield United.
The Rams’ (DER) form has see-sawed in 2018 – a flashback to
November/December 2017, Derby gained 23 points from 33 (W7, D2, L2).
Since then, however, they have slipped in the league from second to
fourth, managing 12 points from 27 (W2, D6, L1).
Individual errors have seen Derby concede nine goals in crucial
January/February fixtures against lower opposition. Contrast that to
November/December when they conceded just seven goals against some of
the league’s top contenders, and we begin to see Derby’s mid-season
Sixty previous encounters have seen 18 wins for Fulham, 22 for Derby and
20 draws – the reverse fixture ended 1-1.
Key players: With seventeen-goal Matej Vydra doubtful due to sickness,
Derby will hope on-loan Chelsea attacking-midfielder Kasey Palmer can
pick up where he left off, after scoring two goals in two games.
All eyes will be on highly-coveted Ryan Sessegnon – the teenage
sensation is following in the footsteps of Gareth Bale and is expected
to join Spurs after scoring 13 goals from 16 on target – from the
left-back/left wing position.
Stat attack: Derby County have scored 15 set-piece goals (seven pens) to
Fulham’s nine (four pens).
Match referee Lee Mason awarded Fulham two penalties in the last Fulham
game he officiated in (both missed) – also awarding a penalty in his
second-to-last Derby-officiated game.
Fulham haven’t beaten Derby at Pride Park since their 2002 1-0 Premier
League encounter! Since then, they have drawn seven times in all
competitions (with one eventual FA Cup win), with Derby springing four
wins to Fulham’s one.
All eyes will be on iPro Stadium when Derby County and Fulham square off
against each other in the Championship derby. The Rams aim to put an end
to their four-game winless run in the league, but beating the
high-flying Cottagers is easier said than done. Anyhow, seeing that
Derby have been scoring goals for fun of late, we predict that they are
going to find the net in Saturdays football match. Slavisa Jokanovics
men did well to beat league leaders Wolverhampton at their Craven
Cottage, at the weekend, with January signing Aleksandar Mitrovic
scoring his second goal for his new club. The Serbs are determined to
help Fulham secure automatic promotion to the Premier League, but seeing
that the Rams are tough to beat at home, we believe the two sides are
going to share the spoils at iPro Stadium this weekend. It has to be
noted that the two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage earlier
玩法 大分 指数 小分 进球数 大分(0.93) 2.5 小分(0.94)