Derby County vs. Cardiff City: Championship – Match Preview

Two sides who are yet to really get going in the Championship meet on Friday as Cardiff City travel to face Derby County.

Derby haven’t won since the opening day of the season and they were thrashed 3-0 at Brentford prior to the international break.

Cardiff City have won two, drawn two and lost two so far this campaign and sit just outside of the play-offs.

Last time out they recorded a 1-1 draw at home to Fulham, with the visitors holding on despite Harry Arter’s red card.

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Match history
Derby County took four points Cardiff City in the 17-18 campaign, despite the fact the latter earned promotion to the Premier League.

Cardiff have just two wins in their last 10 matches against Derby County, a run stretching back to 2012.

Last five Championship meetings
Derby County 3 Cardiff City 1 – 24/04/18
Cardiff City 0 Derby County 0 – 30/09/17
Derby County 3 Cardiff City 4 – 14/02/17
Cardiff City 0 Derby County 2 – 27/09/16
Cardiff City 2 Derby County 1 – 02/04/16

Cardiff City DC – 8/15 with Coral

Team news
Derby have numerous defensive injuries, with the likes of Jayden Bogle, Craig Forsyth, Scott Malone and Andre Wisdom set to miss out.

Graeme Shinnie has struggled since his move from Aberdeen, but could come into the XI following the Brentford loss.

Junior Hoilett returned early from international duty due to family reasons and therefore may not be involved.

Lee Tomlin has done well since returning from a loan spell and could continue.

Expected starting XI’s
Derby County (4-3-3): Roos; Lowe, Bielik, Keogh, Buchanan; Shinnie, Dowell, Huddlestone; Waghorn, Lawrence, Marriott
Cardiff City (4-3-3): Smithies; Peltier, Flint, Morrison, Bennett; Ralls, Bacuna, Tomlin; Murphy, Whyte, Glatzel

Predictions

Result: Cardiff City (15/8 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 1-2 (9/1 with Coral)

Anytime Goalscorer: Lee Tomlin (10/3 with Bet 365)

Odds correct at time of article (11/09, 19:00), they are subject to change

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