Our prediction for this Championship match:
Derby County play host to Bristol City at their Pride Park on day 44 of the current Championship campaign. The Rams suffered a 1-0 loss to QPR on Monday, with the Hoops ruining their survival hopes. Wayne Rooney’s men will compete in the League One next season, but keep in mind that they sit in the relegation zone due to the 21-point deduction. Anyhow, the hosts are low on spirits ahead of the visit of Bristol City. Both Colin Kazim-Richards and Kamil Jozwiak continue to miss out with injuries, while Wales international Tom Lawrence misses out through suspension.
Wayne Rooney should opt to make changes to the team that faced Queens Park, with all Morrison, Sibley, and Cybulski pushing for a start. The Robins, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United. Bristol City managed to secure the Championship survival, and seeing that they will be with guards down in Saturday’s clash as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Both Tomas Kalas and George Tanner remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Tom Lawrence):
Tom Lawrence is a Welsh footballer who plays as a winger for Championship side Derby County. Born in Wrexham (Wales) on January 13, 1994, Tom Lawrence played for Everton and Manchester United during his youth career.
The 180-cm-tall footballer, though, made no more than one appearances for the Red Devils in the Premier League as he was immediately sent on loan to Carlisle United. The Wales international played for the likes of Yeovil Town, Leicester City, Rotherham United, Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City and Ipswich Town as well before signing a contract with Derby County. Tom Lawrence’s main position is left winger, but he is used as both second striker and right winger as well.
The Derby County man made his Wales debut in November 2015 in a 3-2 loss to Netherlands. The highlight of his career is the goal he scored against Georgia in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. His preferred foot is right and he wears No. 10 jersey at Derby County.
Highlighted Team (Bristol City):
Bristol City are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Bristol. Formed in 1894 the Robins mostly participated in English lower leagues and they have never played in the Premier League. Bristol City’s bitterest rivals are Bristol Rovers and it has to be noted that two teams first met in 1897. Bristol City have outplayed their local rivals on 43 occasions in the Bristol Derby.
Cardiff City are regarded as Bristol City’s bitter rivals as well. The Robins play their home games at Ashton Gate, the stadium that was opened in 1887. Bristol City were semi-finalists of the League Cup two times (1970/1971, 1988/1989), with the team making it to the FA Cup final in 1909.
The Robins faced Manchester United in the title game, but they failed to upset the English giants in the Crystal Palace clash. It is well known that Bristol City footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts.