Our prediction for this Championship match:
Derby County will be looking to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Watford when they take on Huddersfield Town at their Pride Park on Tuesday evening. The Rams have been having their ups and downs in February, with the team remaining in the danger zone in the Championship standings. Derby County are on three-game winning run on home soil, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Huddersfield Town.
The likes of Bielik, Davies, Clarke, and Lawrence remain in the recovery room for the hosts. The Terriers, on the other hand, will be without Mbenza, Aarons, Eiting, Koroma, Elphick, and Edmonds-Green in the midweek clash. Since Huddersfield suffered four defeats in the previous five away games in the Championship, home win should be considered. Wayne Rooney should stick to the 4-4-2 formation with Kazim-Richards and Gregory up front.
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 (Huddersfield):
Back in 1926 Huddersfield Town became the first English club to win three straight domestic trophies. Since 1908 the Terriers were playing at Leeds Road, but in 1994 John Smith’s Stadium became home of Huddersfield Town. The club play in the English second tier (Championship) and the colour of the their home kit is blue and white (stripes).
Huddersfield Town were founded in 1910 and just three years later they entered the Football League. In 1926 the Terriers won their last domestic trophy, but they did well finishing runners up in the FA Cup 1920. The club’s biggest rivals are Leeds United and it has to be noted that Huddersfield Town have better head-to-head record of the two teams.
Bradford City are considered Huddersfield’s local rivals as well, but there are small rivalries with Barnsley, Halifax Town, Manchester City and Oldham Athletic. The club’s chairman is Dean Hoyle.