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 woes.
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 this term.
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.
玩法 大分 指数 小分 进球数 大分(0.93) 2.5 小分(0.94)
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).
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.
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.
Sixty previous encounters have seen 18 wins for Fulham, 22 for Derby and 20 draws - the reverse fixture ended 1-1.
Stat attack: Derby County have scored 15 set-piece goals (seven pens) to Fulham’s nine (four pens).
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.