Our football match prediction:
Derby County suffered a 2-1 loss to Barnsley in the League Cup on Tuesday evening, meaning that they will be playing on two fronts in the remainder of the season. The Rams rolled over Hull City (5-0) in their last league match and a win over Bristol City could see them climb to the play-offs berth in the Championship standings. Matej Vydra failed to impress in the 2016/2017 season, but the Czech attacker has already netted three goals in the English second tier this term and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Derby County are not regarded as good travelers, but we predict that they are going to spoil Bristol City’s party at Ashton Gate Stadium. The Robins are undefeated in previous five league matches, but they will have a big fish to fry in Saturday’s football match against Gary Rowett’s troops.
Highlighted Player (Korey Smith):
After spending his youth career at Norwich City, Korey Smith made his first-team debut for the Canaries in January 2008 in the FA Cup clash against Charlton Athletic. Smith played 67 league games for Norwich City and he scored 4 goals for the club, but in 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Oldham Athletic. The midfielder who was born on 31 January, 1991, scored one goal in 42 appearances for the club in the 2013/2014 campaign and on 27 June, 2014, he joined Bristol City for an undisclosed fee. It has to be noted that he won Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with the Robins in his first season with the team. Korey Smith was born in Hatfield, England and he has two younger sisters, Alice and Harriet. Smith is a defensive midfielder, but he is capable of operating as central midfielder and right back as well. The Bristol City footballer also represented the likes of Barnsley and Yeovil Town (on loan) in the past.
Highlighted Team (Derby County):
Derby County are 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.