Derby vs Cardiff
Sky Bet Ch’ship
7:45pm Friday 13th September
Pride Park Stadium
Derby confront Cardiff at the Sky Bet Championship on Friday. Coverage has Published live on Sky Sports Football in 7pm, whilst kick-off reaches 7.45pm.
Derby are again without Jayden Bogle. Bogle hasn’t featured for more than a month because of an ankle injury, however, Rams manager Phillip Cocu claims that the 19-year-old full-back will go back to training in”a couple of days per week”.
Tom Lawrence krystian Bielik and Richard Keogh are available having been on duty with Poland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland respectively. George Evans (thigh), Lee Buchanan (hamstring) and also Ikechi Anya (H ) are sidelined, but Scott Malone, Florian Jozefzoon and Duane Holmes have recovered from injuries.
After returning from international duty with 21, cardiff midfielder Leandro Bacuna is going to be evaluated. Bacuna will join late with the Bluebirds squad following playing against Haiti in the Concacaf Nations League on Monday.
Cardiff will also be waiting on Junior Hoillett, together with boss Neil Warnock stating the Canada winger may miss out because a family member is seriously sick. Jazz Richards (ft ) was ruled out after colliding with fellow defender Aden Flint in training.
Derby lost 3-0 in Brentford before the global break, meaning Phillip Cocu’s negative are now without a win since the beginning day of this season in the Championship, although they also have crashed out of the Carabao Cup to ferocious rivals Nottingham Forest in that time.
Cardiff have brought on their last two matches, meaning Neil Warnock’s side have eight points from six games to date this season. They start the weekend 13th at the table, while Derby are 19th.
Derby boss Phillip Cocu:”Their boss, Neil Warnock, includes a lot of experience, he has had success in the Championship so it’ll be a difficult game. The history between the clubs also make it bit game for the club and the fans. That is.
“They have very a direct game so it will unquestionably be a difficult game, but it’s down to people. We had a good break, there is a fantastic feeling and great work done so we are very positive about the game on Friday.”
Cardiff manager Neil Warnock:”We’ve experienced an indifferent break It’s been great for the longer term injuries, Sol Bamba, Neil Etheridge, Marlon Package have all done well. Matthew Connolly has another op.
“We have had a couple of tears which have not helped us. We are a long way from knowing what our team would be for tomorrow. Leo (Leandro) isn’t flying back until [Thursday] day, it is scandalous how countries can eliminate that. Friday night following an global break doesn’t assist us.”
Together with his form for Portsmouth procuring him a summertime trip to Brighton from the Premier League matt Clarke was the ideal centre-back in League One final season.
He certainly looked the part in the first components of this year for Derby, after joining on loan by the Seagulls, and he certainly wouldn’t have expected to be warming the bench at this point, was dropped for their final two league games and substituted by record signing Krystian Bielik in secret defence.
Clarke was back in the side to get their Carabao Cup drubbing at Nottingham Forest, but their 3-0 reverse at Brentford that a fortnight back may force Phillip Cocu to once again rethink his choices. If the Dutchman cannot find a spot for him, the 22-year-old would have plenty of other takers in the Championship.
Derby have lost only one of their final five home league matches from Cardiff (W2 D2 L1), losing 3-4 from February 2017 beneath Steve McClaren.
Cardiff City have won just two of the last 10 Championship encounters together with Derby (W2 D4 L4).
Derby have lost their last two matches in all against Nottingham Forest and Brentford – that the Rams haven’t lost three consecutive matches by 3+ goals as November 1946.
Cardiff have finished only 916 brief moves in the Championship this season – only Millwall have completed fewer (805).
Derby have won none of the past four home games in all competitions (W0 D2 L2), continue enduring a longer run under Nigel Pearson at August and September 2016 (six matches ).
Cardiff’s Josh Murphy has been active in four of the last eight league goals (1 goal, 3 assists).
It’s not looking so great for Phillip and Derby Cocu. It is five without a win today after Brentford thrashed them before the break and he really got stuck into his group.
Cardiff have experienced more of a start and Neil Warnock is apparently lacking a bit of a spark in the minute. There’s a bit of recent history in this fixture and Warnock isn’t one to forget anything! I fancy them to make a triumph.
David Prutton predicts: 1-2 (9/1 with Sky Bet)
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