Derby County vs. Bristol City: Championship – Match Preview

Two of the favourites for promotion from the Championship meet on Tuesday evening as Derby County host Bristol City.

Derby have claimed five points from their first three games under new manager Phillip Cocu.

On the weekend they scored late on to earn a point away at Stoke City, thanks to Martyn Waghorn penalty.

Bristol City have claimed four points from their last two games, recovering from an opening day defeat at home to Leeds United.

Benik Afobe opened his account for Bristol City in the weekend victory over Queens Park Rangers.

Match history
Bristol City have a poor recent record against Derby, winning just one of the last 14 meetings between the pair.

Waghorn was again among the scorers in the meeting last term, as Bristol City held Derby at Pride Park.

Last five Championship meetings
Bristol City 0 Derby County 2 – 27/04/19
Derby County 1 Bristol City 1 – 22/12/18
Derby County 0 Bristol City 0 – 19/01/18
Bristol City 4 Derby County 1 – 16/09/17
Derby County 3 Bristol City 3 – 11/02/17

Both teams to score – 4/6 with Sky Bet

Team news
Krystian Bielik could be given his first league start since his summer move from Arsenal.

Jack Marriott and Florian Jozefoon will battle it out for the right wing spot in the XI.

Bristol City midfielder Adam Nagy was forced off on the weekend and is unlikely to be involved here.

They will also be without two key defenders in Adam Dasilva and Bailey Wright who both will be out for a minimum of two months.

Expected starting XI’s
Derby County (4-3-3): Roos; Lowe, Keogh, Clarke, Malone; Bielik, Dowell, Huddlestone; Jozefoon, Waghorn, Lawrence
Bristol City (3-5-2): Bentley; Moore, Kalas, Baker; Hunt, Massengo, Brownhill, Palmer, Rowe; Afobe, Weimann

Predictions

Result: Draw (5/2 with Bet Victor)

Correct Score: 1-1 (6/1 with Bet Victor)

Anytime Goalscorer: Tom Lawrence (11/4 with Betfair)

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