DERBY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05: Martyn Waghorn of Derby County during the FA Cup Third Round match between Derby County and Southampton FC at Pride Park on January 5, 2019 in Derby, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
Match Date: Fri, 31-Jan-20
Kick-Off Time: 19:45 GMT

Fixtures

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.


Standings

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.


Team News

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.


Top Players

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.


Betting Tips

Both teams to score @ 1.90 – BET HERE

Over 2.5 goals @ 1.53 – BET HERE