Our prediction for this Championship match:
Derby County are running down a blind alley. The Rams suffered their third consecutive defeat in the Championship in midweek, with the team losing to Ipswich Town in front of home fans. Derby County failed to score in previous four league games and it is more than obvious that they struggle in front of goal. Saturday’s football match against Bristol City is of big importance for Derby County and we predict that the visitors are going to fight tooth and nail in order to put an end to the negative trend. Lee Johnson’s charges were beaten by Sheffield Wednesday (2-3) on Tuesday evening, but they extended their goal-scoring run in the Championship. Bristol City are eyeing their third home win of the season and given Derby’s poor form, we are positive that the hosts will pick up all three points from the match. However, you should have in mind that Derby are after their fifth consecutive win over Bristol City in the English second tier.
Highlighted Player (Mark Little):
Mark Little is a right back who plays for Bristol City. Little started his youth career at Wolverhampton Wonderers and he made 27 appearances for the first team as well. He made his Wolves debut on 23 August, 2006 in the League Cup clash against Chesterfield.
After spending two years on loan at Northampton Town, Chesterfield and Peterborough United, he signed a permanent deal with Peterborough on 25 May, 2010. The defender scored three goals in 148 appearances for the ABAX Stadium outfit, but in 2014 turned down a new contract offer. Mark Little joined Bristol City on 1 July, 2014 and he has been playing for the Robins ever since.
The English footballer, who was born on 20 August, 1988 made 23 appearances for Bristol City in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he scored one goal for the club. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Derby County):
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.