Preston will meet with Derby County at Deepdale Stadium in English Championship 30 Round. Preston against Derby County is the match with big interest after their last match in Championship at the beginning of the season. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Preston is not playing their best game this season and stays at 16th place out of 24 of Championship. The home team has a typical British football style of play, they are hard, coarse, rough with less dribbling and more elementary football. They have 0 goals difference this season, what means that they score the same as they concede.
There are several players in the Preston who are pulling the team and doing their best so that they can fight this season for the highest possible position. Alan Browne, Daniel Johnson, and Callum Robinson were involved almost in all Preston goals.
Prestons strengths this season are shooting from direct free kicks, finishing scoring chances, counter attacks, and aerial duels. However, they are weak at defending counter-attacks, set pieces and defending against attacks down the wings.
Derby County this season looking great, however, sometimes losing their confidence. The team perfectly goes further and passes even the strongest rivals on the way of the FA Cup. All main Derby players are fully fit and ready to take more points for trying to reach Premier League. H. Wilson and J. Marriot are showing great form and abilities. Under F. Lampard’s control team looks very confident and technical.
This season Derby County is very strong at shooting from direct free kicks, counter attacks and coming back from losing positions. However, they are facing problems at aerial duels, avoiding individual errors and stopping opponents from creating chances.
The teams met 4 times in the last 2 years and more successful was Derby with 3 wins in all last matches. In all these matches Derby scored maximum 2 goals and did not concede at all. At the beginning of 2017 teams played a draw.