Derby – Cardiff Prediction & Picks (18.03.2018)


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Derby County and Cardiff City meet at iPro Stadium, in a match for the 38th round of the Championship. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 09-30-2017, the two teams tied (0-0). The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 matches. But the last time these two teams met at this stadium was on 02-14-2017, for the Championship, which ended with the victory of Cardiff City by (3-4). J. De Sart (7 ‘) and D. Bent (17’ and 74 ‘) scored the goals of the game, for Derby County, and K. Harris (41’ and 47 ‘), C. Noone (57’) and J. Ralls (90 ‘), for Cardiff City.


After 16 wins, 14 draws and 7 losses, the home team is currently in the 5 th position, with 62 points won. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Queens Park Rangers, by (1-1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Nottingham Forest, by (0-0). In the last 10 home league matches Derby County has a record of 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 16 points out of 30 possible. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 12 of the last 18 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 37 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 10 matches in which they suffered the first goal.

The Derby enters this duel after a stranger draw, to zero, in the visit to the grounds of Nottingham. The home team chooses to act in a traditional 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are usually Anya, Nugent and Weimann. By acting inside the home, you can guess that the Derby will adopt a more offensive stance, with the aim of scoring the first goal of the game. In the central zone of the land it is possible that they play Lawrence, Jamie Hanson and Johnson. Coach Gary Rowett will not be able to count on Huddlestone, for being suspended.

Cardiff City

After 23 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses, the away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 76 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Brentford by (1-3), after in the previous match they have won at home, against Birmingham City, by (3-2). In the last 10 away matches for the championship, Cardiff City has a record of 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 18 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (9 out of 18 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in this competition, he only managed 3 comebacks in the 12 matches in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 18 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 7 of their 18 goals between minutes (61’-75 ‘).

Cardiff enter this game motivated, after a triumph outsider, by 1-3, in the visit to the arena of Brentford: Bamba, Paterson and Zohorè. The visiting team usually acts in a 4-3-3, favoring offensive transitions and channeling their attacks through the wings. The three arrows pointed to the goal of the opponent will be Hoilett, Zohorè and Mendez-Laing, being that the player whose mission is to lead the attacks of his team is midfielder Paterson.

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