Northampton Town and Derby County meet at Sixfields Stadium, in a match for this phase of the FA Cup (4th Round). There is only a record of 1 recent direct confrontation between these two teams, on 25-07-2017, which ended with the victory of Northampton Town by (1‑0). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.
Northampton Town :
The home team reaches this phase of the FA Cup (4th Round) after having played previous qualifiers with: Burton Albion, Notts County and Chippenham Town. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 23 suffered; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 28 goals scored and 11 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a draw away with Leyton Orient by (1‑1). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Northampton Town won 8, drew 1 and lost 1. His defense has not been very solid, as he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has marked regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback.
The Northampton team comes to this game after a draw, to a ball, on the trip to the Leyton field, thus adding the sixth consecutive game without tasting the taste of defeat. In the previous FA Cup qualifiers, the home team beat Chippenham Town, Notts County and Burton. In this match against Derby County, coach Keith Curle must keep the team 3-5-2, with Williams and Sam Hoskins as the most advanced men in the team visited: these players are the best scorers in Northampton, with 8 goals each one. All equipment is available for this round.
Derby County :
The visiting team reaches this stage of the FA Cup (4th Round) after having eliminated Crystal Palace, with a win by (0-1) out in the previous tie. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 matches he has recorded 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In the last match he played, for the Championship, he won Hull City at home by (1‑0). In its last 10 away games, Derby County records 1 win, 3 draws and 6 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Derby County is motivated for this match, after a 1-0 victory against Hull City, adding the sixth official match without tasting the bitter taste of defeat. In the last match for the FA Cup, the visiting club beat Crystal Palace by 0x1. Despite being away from home, coach Phillip Cocu must present a more offensive team, waiting for the opponent in the offensive midfield. Striker Martyn Waghorn is one of the most dangerous in the attack front of Derby County and is very strong at the end: he has 8 goals scored. Out of this game are Keogh, Evans, Bennett and Marriott.