Our prediction for this Championship match:
All eyes will be at Pride Park when Derby County and Bournemouth face each other in the Championship round 25. The Rams are on a three-game winless run in all competitions, with the team failing to impress in a 1-0 loss to Rotherham at the weekend. Wayne Rooney’s troops are eager to escape the relegation zone, and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at the Cherries. Bournemouth, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to Luton on Matchday 24, but it has to be noted that Jefferson Lerma was sent off after 26 minutes.
The Colombia midfielder is banned for the midweek clash, while Stanislas is sidelined with injury. The likes of Danjuma, Gosling, and Mepham are all rated doubtful for the match. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at Pride Park, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. Davies is injured for the hosts, while both Lawrence and Stretton are major doubts.
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 (Bournemouth):
Bournemouth are a professional football club that was formed back in 1890. The Cherries secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season, with the team making it to the English top flight for the first time ever.
Bournemouth play their home games at Dean Court and the capacity of the stadium is 11,469.
The Cherries enjoyed a very successful season on their Premier League debut, with the team beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the national championship. Glenn Murray scored the winner for Bournemouth in the 1-0 win over the capital club at Stamford Bridge and that is probably the greatest victory in the club’s history.
Bournemouth have been participating in the FA Cup since 1913, but they have yet to win the trophy in the prestigious competition. It has to be noted that the club’s original name Boscombe Athletic Football Club was changed to Bournemouth back in 1923 as the club owners wanted the Cherries to be more representative of the district.