Our prediction for this Championship match:
Bristol City will be aiming to extend their winning run in the Championship to three games when they take on Derby County on Saturday afternoon. The Robins did well to beat Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City in the previous two league fixtures, and they are seen as favourites to defeat the out-of-sorts Rams as well. Experienced attacker Chris Martin scored the winner against the Bluebirds, meaning that his former teammates should have him at bay.
The Rams made a very slow start to the season, and, as things stand now, their main goal is to avoid relegation to the League One. The rock-bottom side failed to impress in back-to-back losses to QPR and Barnsley, and given Bristol City’s fine form, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Wayne Rooney will, as always, be the man to keep an eye on in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Nahki Wells):
Born on June 1, 1990 in Hamilton, Bermuda, Nahki Wells is a 170-cm-tall attacker who plays for the Bermuda national team. Wells is a product of Dandy Town Hornets youth academy and he continued playing for the Bermudan side at senior level.
The experienced striker played for the likes of Bermuda Hogges, Eccleshill United and Carlisle United before joining Bradford City in 2011. After spending three seasons at Valley Parade, Nahki Wells signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Huddersfield Town in the winter of 2014. In 2017 he moved to Burnley, but he played for Queens Park Rangers as a loan footballer in the 2018/2019 season.
Speaking of his international career, Wells made his debut for the Bermuda national team in 2007. He scored his first ever goal for Bermuda in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago. The Burnley man will represent the Gombey Warriors at the 2019 Gold Cup.
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.