Our prediction for this Championship match:
Friday’s football game at Pride Park will bring down the curtain on day 42 of the current Championship campaign. The Rams have been struggling to deal with the 21-point deduction, and, as a result, they are on the verge of dropping to League One. The Rams failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Swansea City, and they face yet another uphill task against the league leaders.
Both Colin Kazim-Richards and Kamil Jozwiak are likely to miss out with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team. The Cottagers, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a shocking 3-1 loss to Coventry City. The capital club aim to seal automatic promotion on Friday evening, and we predict that Aleksandar Mitrovic and Co. will prove their worth on the field. There are no fresh injury worries in the away side, but Bobby Decordova-Reid could sneak into the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Richard Stearman):
Born in Wolverhampton, England on August 19, 1987 Richard Stearman is a defender who represented the Three Lions at youth level. Stearman has four caps for England U21 team and he played nine games for the under-17 squad as well.
The 191-cm-tall footballer is a product of Leicester City football academy and he made his first-team debut with the club on October 30, 2004 in a goalless draw with Cardiff City. The English defender scored five goals in 211 appearances in the league for the Foxes before joining Wolverhampton in the summer of 2008.
He signed a four-year deal with the Wolves and he made his debut for the club on August 9, 2008 in a 2-2 draw with Plymouth. From 2015 to 2017 he played for Fulham and at the end of the 2016/2017 Championship campaign he joined Sheffield United. Richard Sterman’s main position is centre-back, but he is used as a right-back as well.
Highlighted Team (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Premier League. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition, but managed to return in season 2018/2019.
Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight.
Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League.
The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.