Our prediction for this Championship match:
Cardiff City will be looking to build on a 2-1 win at Rotherham United when they welcome Derby County at their Cardiff City Stadium on Matchday 10. The Bluebirds did well to put an end to their four-game losing run in the Championship at the weekend and they are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Derby. The Rams have been struggling to find their form at the start of the season and, as a result, they sit in the relegation zone ahead of Tuesday’s football match against Cardiff City. Derby County are on a six-game winless run in all competitions at the moment and seeing that they were beaten by Blackburn Rovers at their iPro Stadium at the weekend, we predict that Nigel Pearson’s men will return home empty-handed. When the two teams met in Cardiff earlier in 2016 the Bluebirds recorded a 2-1 win over the Rams.
Highlighted Player (Lex Immers):
Lex Immers is a Dutch footballer who was born in Hague, on 8 June, 1996. During his youth career he played for the likes of LENS, DSO, Vredenburch and ADO Den Haag. The midfielder, who is capable of playing up front as well, made his senior debut on 24 August, 2007.
After spending five years at Den Haag, he moved to Feyenoord on 5 June, 2012 for a fee of €1m. In 2016 he was sent on loan to Cardiff City and it has to be noted that he scored 5 goals in 15 appearances in the Championship for the Welsh outfit. As a result, Cardiff City chiefs decided to sign a permanent deal with the Dutch footballer and his contract with the Bluebirds expires in 2018.
On 2 March, 2011 Lens Immers offended Ajax supporters and that incident certainly marked his career. The attacker was fined by Den Haag chiefs for his behaviour back then. Anyhow, Immers has clearly enjoyed playing for Den Haag as witnessed by a tattoo of a stork, which is the symbol of the town.
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.