On Saturday, Derby County will play Sheffield Wednesday at the Pride Park Stadium in a League One matchup. As they continue their push for a return to the Championship, the home team has found good form recently and is getting closer to the playoff spots. In their previous league match, Portsmouth held them to a goalless draw, but they came back to beat Newport County 2-1 in the FA Cup last weekend.
With 29 points from 18 games, Derby County is eighth in the league. When they play this weekend, they will now be looking to extend their good streak. With the halfway point of the season fast approaching, Sheffield Wednesday, who are also performing admirably, will aspire to promotion.
In their most recent league match, they defeated Shrewsbury Town, and Mark McGuinness scored the game’s only goal just before the break. With 40 points from 19 games, the Owls are currently third in the League One standings. With a victory this weekend, they can leapfrog Plymouth Argyle, who are currently at the top of the pile by just three points.
The Rams have won three of their last four games and are undefeated. They will try to take advantage of their home advantage this weekend, as they have won all but one of their last three games. Sheffield has won three of their last four games and has only lost one of their last 11 in all competitions.
However, they have only won two of their last five away games, so they may have to settle for a draw here.
Prediction: Derby County 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday will meet for the 140th time on Saturday. While the visitors have prevailed 45 times, the hosts have won 53 of their previous matches. The two teams have remained tied 41 times, with their most recent encounter ending 3-3.
In their last seven games against this opponent, the hosts have not kept a clean sheet. This league season, Sheffield has scored 19 points on the road. Ipswich Town is the only team with more. Of Derby’s five league defeats this season, only two have occurred at home. The Owls have the third-most goals in League One this season, with 35.
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