Our prediction for this Championship match:
Bournemouth will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bristol City when they host Derby County at their Vitality Stadium. The Cherries are determined to secure a quick return to the Premier League, and their recent performances are certainly giving fans a reason for optimism. Fit-again Norway attacker Joshua King should be deployed up front, alongside former Liverpool man Dominic Solanke.
The Rams, on the other hand, made a slow start to the season, with the team recording no more than one win in the process. Derby County are on a four-game winless run in the Championship, and seeing that Bournemouth have turned their Vitality Stadium into a real fortress, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. You should bear in mind that the Cherries are after their fourth home win of the season.
Highlighted Player (Dan Gosling):
Dan Gosling is a midfielder who was born in Brixham, England on 1 February, 1990. He played for Brixham United and Plymouth Argyle during his youth career and he made his first-team debut for the Pilgrims against Hull City on 9 December, 2006 at the age of 16.
In 2008 he moved to Everton and it has to be noted that he scored four goals in 22 appearances for the Goodison Park outfit. Following his spell with Newcastle United, he signed a deal with Bournemouth in 2014 and he has been playing for the Cherries ever since. Dan Gosling made 34 appearances for Bournemouth in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and scored three goals for the club in the English top flight.
Gosling has three caps for the England U21 team and he played for the U17, U18 and U19 teams in the past as well. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as defensive and right midfielder as well. Dan Gosling has a four-year deal with Bournemouth.
Highlighted Team (Derby):
Derby County is one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. However, nowadays the Rams compete in the Championship and they play their home matches at Pride Park Stadium. Derby County have won the two trophies in the English top flight (1971/1972, 1974/1975), with the team lifting the FA Cup trophy just after the World War II (1946).
Derby’s main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United, but the rivalry between Forest and Derby is regarded as the biggest one.
The two teams take on each other in the East Midlands derby. The colour of Derby’s shirts is white, whilst their shorts are black. It has to be noted that the club was founded in 1884 by William Morley. The Rams competed in the European competitions four times, but they did not record a notable result in the European Cups. The club’s chairman is Mel Morris.