Last  season, Derby County had a very impressive performance and even reached the top of the play off teams to compete for the promotion ticket, almost able to play in the Premier League. England but ultimately suffered defeat before Aston Villa. By this season, this team has not maintained the form and is facing many difficulties in the journey of mifh in the First Class. The departure of coach Frank Lampard, injuries to many pillars such as Tom Huddlestone, Matthew Clarke, Ikechi Anya, Graeme Shinnie, Mason Bennett, George Evans, Krystian Bielik or Scott Malone are the reasons for their strength decline. see clearly. Currently after 24 rounds, Derby County is struggling at 18th place in the rankings with 27 points, less than the top 6 Preston North End by 12 points and at the same time only 6 points from the group.

Derby County's performance is extremely poor. The draw against Wigan Athletic in the last round was the 7th unbeaten match for teachers and coach Phillip Cocu. If they cannot improve their current performance, they will drop deeply on the rankings and face the risk of having to play in the bottom. However, when playing at home, they can still bring peace of mind for the fans. Pride Park's home team only stumbled only once before Millwall with the minimum score in the last 10 home games. This will be a great advantage for them in the confrontation with Charlton Athletic in the upcoming round 25.

Charlton Athletic is no better than Derby County. They rank above the opponent with 1 point more, which means they are also in a very dangerous situation. This team also encountered many difficulties in this year's football season when continually suffering unsatisfactory results. In the last round, Charlton won a hard 3-2 victory over Bristol City at home, 3 points to help them rise above Derby County, and end the 11-match series of consecutive draws and losses of Charlton. . Charlton's problem lies in the defense, they have conceded up to 8 times in the last 5 matches. Injury is also an obstacle for them when a series of important strikers such as Conor Gallagher, Lewis Page, Jake Forster-Caskey, Sam Field, Ben Amos, George Lapslie, Josh Cullen, Beram Kayal or Jonathan Williams have not scheduled a return date. again.