Birmingham City and Derby County meet at St. Andrew’s Stadium, in a match for the 43rd round of the Championship. Derby County won at home (3-1) when they last met in this edition of the league, on 03-11-2018. The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 3 and tied 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 01-13-2018, in a Match for the Championship that ended with Derby County’s victory by (0-3). M. Vydra (56 ‘) and A. Weimann (89’) scored the match goals for Derby County. the Derby County presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
After 13 wins, 16 draws and 13 losses, the home team is currently in the 18 th position, with 46 points won. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Sheffield United, by (1-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Ipswich Town, by (1-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 29 conceded; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 15 suffered. For the league, Birmingham City won 12 points out of 30 possible points, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (9 out of 21 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 42 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 17 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The Birmingham enters this game after a foreign tie, a ball, in the displacement to the Ipswich field. The whole house usually acts in a 4-4-2, privileging a style of game of constant transitions, trying to take advantage of some error of the opponent. The two arrows pointing to the opponent’s goal will be Adams and Jutkiewicz, being responsible for defining and leading the offensive attacks of his team the Englishman Gardner. It is possible that Mrabti, Gardner, Davis and Jota Peleteiro act in the most central area of the terrain. The local coach must have all the players at his disposal for this match.
After 17 wins, 12 draws and 12 losses, the away team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 63 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Blackburn Rovers, by (2-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Bolton Wanderers, by (4-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 26 conceded; against 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 14 suffered. For the league, Derby County won 9 points out of 30 possible points, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in the last 10 home matches. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 41 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 20 times and only managed 6 comebacks.
The Derby enters this motivated showdown, after a home win, 4-0, at the reception to Bolton: Bryson and Mount scored the goals of the triumph. Contrary to the opponent of this round, the visiting team opts to act in a traditional 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Wilson, Lawrence and Waghorn. By acting outside the home, we believe that the Derby will adopt a more defensive stance, with the objective of not becoming unbalanced. The technician Frank Lampard should not be able to count on Andy King, for being injured.