Our football match prediction:
Derby County and Hull City square off against each other in the opening match of day 6 of the 2017/2018 Championship campaign. Following back-to-back wins over the likes of Preston and Bolton Wanderers the Rams suffered a 3-1 loss to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane and, as a result, they dropped to the second half of the table. Gary Rowett’s men aim to start a new winning run in the Championship and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Hull City. The Tigers are eyeing a quick return to the English top flight, but they have been their ups and downs at the start of the season and Leonid Slutsky’s men need to start producing thrilling displays on regular basis if they are to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League. Hull City aim to build on a splendid 4-0 win over Bolton Wanderers, but we predict that they will not pick up all three points from Friday’s football match.
Highlighted Player (Chris Martin):
Chris Martin is a powerful striker who was eligible to play for either England or Scotland national team. His father was born in Glasgow, but Martin played four games for England U19 team. However, in May 2014 he was called in the senior Scotland squad and he made his debut in a 2-2 draw with Nigeria. Chris Martin netted his first goal for the Scotland national team in a 6-0 win over Gibraltar in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. The 185-cm-tall attacker plays for Derby County, but he began his senior career at Norwich City. He played 102 league games for the Canaries and he scored 25 goals for the club during his seven-year spell at Carrow Road. It has to be noted that he played for the likes of Luton Town, Crystal Palace, Swindon Town on loan before joining Derby County in 2013. Martin is well known for his brilliant aerial skills and he often scores headers. The Scottish footballer scored 14 goals for the Rams in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign.
Highlighted Team (Hull City):
Hull City are a professional football club that was founded back in 1904. The Tigers used to play their home games at Boothferry Park, but they moved to the KC Stadium in 2002. The stadium capacity is 24,450. Hull impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and, as a result, they returned to the English Premier League. Hull City fans consider Leeds United their main rivals, but Sheffield United are regarded as Hull’s fierce rivals as well. Steve Bruce took over the reins at the club in 2012 and the experienced tactician helped the team book a place in the 2013/2014 FA Cup final, but Arsenal proved to be a big catch for the Tigers in the title decider. Hull City finished the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign in 16th place in the standings to achieve their highest ever top flight finish. It has to be noted that Curtis Davies was named the team’s player of the year in the 2013/2014 season.