Match Date: Fri, 31-Jan-20
Kick-Off Time: 19:45 GMT
Derby‘s last game in the Championship – 2019/2020 was on Tue, 28-Jan-20. The match ended in a L for this game’s hosts with a final score of Luton 3 : 2 Derby.
Stoke‘s last game in the Championship – 2019/2020 was on Sat, 25-Jan-20. The match ended in a W for this game’s guests with a final score of Stoke 2 : 0 Swansea.
Derby are currently sitting higher in the league table. They are in slot number 16 in the standings. After 29 rounds so far, they have 37 points from 9 wins, 10 draws and 10 losses. The team scored 31 goals and conceded 39 since the start of the season. Making their goal difference -8.
Stoke are number 20 in the league table standings. After 29 rounds so far, they have 31 points from 9 wins, 4 draws and 16 losses. The team scored 36 goals and conceded 42 since the start of the season. Making their goal difference -6.
Wayne Rooney grabbed his first league goal on Tuesday night and will start in midfield on Friday night.
Left-back Max Lowe was handed a straight red card in midweek and will likely be replaced by Craig Forsyth here.
Chris Martin is also likely to return after scoring as a substitute against Luton.
Michael O’Neill will hope to name an unchanged starting XI for the trip to Pride Park after his side comfortably beat a Swansea side who are in contention for the top six.
Young midfielder Thibaud Verlinden is sidelined with a rib injury, while Tyrese Campbell is still sidelined with a hamstring problem.
Derby‘s top scorer this season is M. Waghorn with 8 goals so far this season. J. Bogle has assisted the most with 4 assists since the start of the campaign.
Stoke‘s top scorer this season is S. Clucas with 7 goals so far this season. J. McClean has assisted the most with 3 assists since the start of the campaign.
Head To Head
When it comes to direct head to head meetings between these two sides, Derby‘s winning record is 1/6. The visitors’ record is 2/6. 3/6 is the draw record between them.
The last match between the two side was on 17-08-2019 and the final score was Stoke 2 : 2 Derby.
Both teams to score @ 1.90 – BET HERE
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.53 – BET HERE