Foot Predictions shows Tuesday’s championship clash between Derby County and Huddersfield Town, including hunches, preview and possible lineups.
Derby County and Huddersfield Town face off in the Championship on Tuesday night knowing that the victory will put a clear distance between them and the relegation zone.
While Rams and Terriers occupy 18th and 19th positions, respectively, Rotherham United with disputed matches means that neither side can afford to avoid a relegation battle.
After witnessing Derby suffering two defeats in the last four matches, Wayne Rooney you will recognize that your side has a lot of work ahead of you if you want to avoid falling to the third layer.
However, accumulating victories in the other two games during that period means that the England legend can take the positive from pushing the promotion candidate Watford on Friday night.
A quick one-two during the first half proved to be the difference at Vicarage Road, but Rooney must have been impressed with how his Rams team remained in play until the final whistle.
After making several changes to his team, the former striker will also be pleased that some of his players have accumulated much-needed playing time after regularly choosing a stable team.
While Derby failed to register a surprise victory against a team vying for a return to the Premier League, Huddersfield surprisingly dismantled Swansea City on Saturday afternoon.
Despite facing opponents who had conceded just 15 goals in 28 matches, the Terriers scored four times in 55 minutes, emphatically ending the club’s eight-game unbeaten streak.
Huddersfield’s domestic record went unnoticed this season with Carlos CorberanThe team team has won eight of the 16 games played at the John Smith Stadium.
Their shape on the road remains a problem, however, and you have to go back to October 31st for the last hit out, when they got the better of Millwall.
Duane Holmes scored the first two goals of his second spell at Huddersfield on Saturday, a welcome boost as he prepares to face his former club.
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As long as he continues with a 3-5-2 formation, Huddersfield coach Corberan is unlikely to make any changes to his team.
Yet, Harry Toffolo is available again after suspension, while Isaac Mbenza I hope to be back in contention after an injury.
Rooney may deliver recalls for Derby pair Kamil Jozwiak and Lee Gregory after falling to the substitutes’ bench against Watford.
Although no risk has been taken in Matt Clarke on Vicarage Road due to a hip injury, the defender must replace George Edmundson Tuesday night.
Possible initial line-up for Derby County:
Marshall; Byrne, Wisdom, Clarke, Buchanan; Jozwiak, Bird, Shinnie, Waghorn; Kazim-Richards, Gregory
Possible starting lineup for Huddersfield Town:
Schofield; Vallejo, Keogh, Sarr; Pipa, Bacuna, Hogg, O’Brien, Rowe; Holmes, Campbell
Probability: Derby County 2-1 Huddersfield Town
Before such an important confrontation, both teams will try to claim what may be the three points that define the season at the end of the season. Although visitors are on the rise after the weekend, we expect Derby to show its extra quality in the final third over the 90 minutes.