Our football match prediction:
Thanks to a 2-1 win over Barnsley Derby County regained a much-needed confidence. The Rams came from behind to beat the Tykes at their iPro Stadium at the weekend and they managed to keep their hopes of booking their place in the Championship play-offs alive. Steve McClaren’s men, though, need to keep on raising their form if they are to finish the season in top six and, no doubt, Tuesday’s football match against fellow play-offs-chasing team is of big importance for the hosts. The Lilywhites suffered a 3-1 loss to Fulham at Craven Cottage at the weekend, with the team extending their winless run on the road to six games. Preston are tough to beat at home, but their displays on the travels leave a lot to be desired and we predict that the Rams will pick up all three points from the midweek fixture. As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Tom Ince, who found the net in the 2-1 win over Barnsley.
Highlighted Player (Craig Forsyth):
Craig Forsyth is a left back who is capable of playing as a midfielder as well. The Derby County footballer was born on 24 February, 1989 and he started his youth career at Carlogie Boys Club. Forsyth spent five years in Dundee (2006-2011), but it has to be noted that he played for Montrose and Arbroath (on loan) during his spell at Dens Park. The Scottish footballer joined Watford in June, 2011 for an undisclosed fee and he did well to score on his debut against Burnley in the opening match of the 2011/2012 Championship campaign. He played 20 games for the Hornets in the 2011/2012 season, but on 19 October, 2012, he was sent on loan to Bradford City. After ending his loan spell with Bradford, Forsyth signed a loan deal with Derby County on 4 March, 2013 and nine months later he penned a permanent teal with the Rams. The left back made 46 league appearances for Derby County in the 2013/2014 campaign, scoring two goals in the process.
Highlighted Team (Preston North End):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later. In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division). Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool. Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.