Derby County – Fulham, scheduled for Friday at 21.45, in the 34th round of the English Second League, is up for these two capricious teams.
Fulham are still justifiably hoping to return to the Premier League after only one season of exile and are just 3 points from 2nd place, which ensures direct promotion.
Derby, who has on the technical bench the Dutchman Cocu and on the field the famous Rooney, has all the time in the world (13 stages) to recover 9 points to take the Premier League play-off.
Derby County (13th place, 44 points, 41-45 goalscoring) didn’t bring in legendary Wayne Rooney, the best striker in English national history, to finish 13th in the Championship.
The team is now in an almost perfect balance, 11 wins, 11 draws, 11 defeats, plenty of goalscoring (41-44), and must move to recover the 9 points that separate her from 6th place, the last in the play. -off for promotion.
The distance is only apparently great, because by the end of the season there are 13 more stages and in the Championship things can change suddenly, everyone loses a lot of points.
Derby is on the rise. In the last two months he has 5 wins, 3 draws and two defeats and 20-14 goalscoring. In 8 of these last 10 Championship stages played by Derby County, GG was recorded (both teams scored).
Former Dutch international Cocu, now a Derby coach, cannot count on Keogh and Bielik, both injured.
Fulham (3rd place, 56 points, goalless 47-36) is a good Championship team, but seems literally unable – like the first two places, West Brom and Leeds – to secure their place at the top of the standings.
Relegated last year, Fulham are now separated by a single point of second place, which promotes directly in the Premier League, without the emotions of the play-off.
But after an excellent series of 4 wins and two draws, Fulham lost the last stage, amazing, with 0-3 at home against the last Barnsley.
Considering that this was an unexplained accident, we notice that Fulham usually scores at least once in the match.
He did it in 8 of the last 10 stages and in 26 of the 33 played in total since the beginning of the season.
After the dubious game from the last stage, it is expected that Fulham will return to the normal level – cannot afford two consecutive accidents – and force the goal. Has scored in 4 of the last 5 trips.
The guests went without 4 players: Mawson, Kongolo, Le Marchand and Reed are all injured.
⚽️Direct match statistics Derby County vs Fulham
In the round, Fulham won 3-0. Last season, the teams did not meet, but they did it two years ago, also in the Championship, and the victories were divided, Derby won at home 1-0, Fulham back 2-0.
Three seasons ago, Fulham drew home, 1-1, and won by 2-1.
In total, 24 games were played. Derby won 9, Fulham 7, another 8 ended in a draw.
Football Prediction of the Day Derby vs Fulham
Both teams need to register in this Derby – Fulham match.
For the hosts, the equal is useless, they need victories to recover the distance from the play-off places.
Fulham are struggling to get past Leeds United, to steal 2nd place, and it is quite clear that in order to score even a draw, they must score – Derby have scored in 15 of the 17 matches played so far.
That’s why we bet this game on the Asian +2 total, bet 1.4 on Unibet.
Bet Tips: Total Asian +2