Looking at Stoke vs Derby Prediction, Stoke City will host Derby Country in an interesting clash at the Bet365 stadium.
The hosts of Stoke City cannot be defeated in this match, if they want to continue to compete to fulfill the ambitions of those who want to be promoted to the English Premier League next season. The team nicknamed The Potters perched on the 13th rankings of the English Championship Division standings, after collecting 23 points from 18 matches. Stoke is currently eight points adrift of his opponents in the match this time, the Derby Country which is ranked 6th.
Gary Rowett's team just failed to get full points when playing at home, when they were forced to draw with QPR on Saturday. Stoke have only won three matches from their nine home matches this season. This is of course a disappointing record for the team who want to fight at the top of the standings.
The Potters played better when they competed this weekend against QPR. They were able to dictate the match by making 55 percent of the ball over QPR, despite having a bad start to the match. They have conceded when the match has been running for seven minutes with a goal scored by Angel Rangel. Stoke could turn things around through goals scored by Saido Berahino and Joe Allen, but Angel Rangel again scored the equalizing goal to force a draw.
On the other hand, Chelsea legendary forces, Frank Lampard has just bounced back from a 0-3 defeat to Aston Villa before the international break. Derby Country was able to turn things around within six minutes, to destroy Sheffield Wednesday's victory at Hillsborough last weekend. The goal for them came from Harry Wilson and Jack Marriot. Jack Marriot has shown that he is very sharp by scoring six goals in eight games for The Rams .
This victory at the same time made Derby Country still ranked 6th after collecting 31 points from 18 matches that had been played. They will do everything to be able to defeat Stoke City twice.
Judging from the record of the meeting of the two teams, this will be the first meeting in the last six years. Stoke City advanced from the 4th round of the FA cup with a 2-0 victory at Ipro Stadium. Their previous league clash occurred in the 2006-07 season, when both teams played matches in the Chempionship division as well. Of the last five meetings, Frank Lampard's troops were able to dominate by claiming three wins, while Gary Rowett's troops were only able to reach one victory. And in this match, it seems that the Derby Country will also be more favored to win.
Line Up Stoke City Prediction ve Derby Country:
Stoke City: J. Butland. E. Pieters, A. Williams, R. Martina, B. Martins Indi, J. Allen, J. McClean, T. Ince, R. Woods, O. Etebo, B. Afobe
Derby Country: S. Carson, R. Keogh, C. Forsyth, F. Tomori, J. Bogle, T. Huddlestone, C. Bryson, H. Wilson, M. Mount, M. Waghorn, J. Marriott
Stoke vs Derby head to head
28/01/12 Derby Country 0 - 2 Stoke City
07-27/10 Derby Country 1 - 0 Stoke City
08-01/09 Derby Country 2 - 2 Stoke City
12/02/08 Stoke City 0 - 1 Derby Country
02/21/07 Derby Country 0 - 2 Stoke City
Last five matches Stoke City:
10/24/18 Sheffield United 1 - 1 Stoke City
10/27/18 Bristol City 0 - 1 Stoke City
11/04/18 Stoke City 0 - 0 Middlesbrough
11/10/18 Nottingham Forest 0 - 0 Stoke City
24/11/18 Stoke City 2 - 2 Queens Park Rangers
Derby last five matches Country:
10/27/18 Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Derby Country
11/11/18 Chelsea 3 - 2 Derby Country
11/11/18 Derby Country 3 - 1 Birmingham City
10/11/18 Derby Country 0 - 3 Aston Villa
11/24/18 Sheffield Wedn ... 1-2 Derby Country
Stoke City wins 31%
Derby Country wins 35%