Derby County and Bristol City meet at iPro Stadium, in a match for the 28th day of the Championship. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league, played on 09-16-2017, Bristol City won at home against (4-1). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and drew 1. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 02-11-2017 , for the Championship, the two teams tied by (3-3). D. Bent (57 ‘and 81’) and T. Ince (76 ‘) scored the goals of the game, for Derby County, and M. Taylor (14’) and T. Abraham (27 ‘e 38′), for the Bristol City.
The home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 52 points won, after 15 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Sheffield United, by (1-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Birmingham City, by (0-3). For the league, Derby County won 20 points out of 30 possible points, after 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (5 out of 13 matches). The defense has been strong and has suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 10 of the last 13 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 27 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The Derby arrives at this game motivated, after an outside triumph by 0-3 in the visit to the land of Birmingham: Russell, Vydra and Weimann marked the goals of the victory, allowing his team to conquer the three points. The home team usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Lawrence, Winnall and Russell. By acting in their stadium, it is guessed that the Derby adopts a more offensive strategy, with the aim of marking the first goal of the game. In the central zone of the land it is possible that they play Vydra, Huddlestone and Thorne.
The away team is currently in the 5 th position of the league, with 47 points won, after 13 wins, 8 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Aston Villa, by (5-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Norwich City, by (0-1). For the league, Bristol City won 19 points out of 30 possible points, after 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 27 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 2 comebacks. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 13 away matches for this competition: they have scored 8 of their 20 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Bristol comes to this unmotivated performance, after a home defeat, by 0-1, at the Norwich reception. The visiting team usually acts in a 4-3-3, privileging offensive transitions and channeling their attacks through the wings. The three arrows pointing to the rival’s goal will be Paterson, Reid and Brownhill, with Bryan and Wright being the two players responsible for giving width to the game of the outsiders. It is possible that Walsh, Pack and Smith act in the most central area of the terrain.
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