EFL: Derby vs Stoke


Round 30 of the First Division of England saw the encounter between Derby County and Stoke at the iPro Stadium - Derby's home ground.  In the context of having a relatively stable performance recently, Derby County is determined to earn 3 full points before Stoke while dominating the pitch.

The defeat against Luton Town last round ended the 7-match unbeaten run of Derby County.  However, overall, it was only a loss due to the unlucky of this team when they were still playing a relatively stable and somewhat superior play compared to the opponent.  Currently, Derby County is ranked 16th in the rankings when collecting 37 points after 29 rounds.  In order to prove that the last defeat was an accident, the iPro team must place an item to retain 3 points at home after the upcoming Stoke reception.

On the other side of the battle line, Stoke after a relatively struggling period at the beginning of the season, even sometimes standing in the group holding the red light, finally showed signs of prosperity last time.  Specifically, the last 5 matches they have received only 1 defeat, along with 1 result and 3 victories, outstanding among them is the 1-0 victory over the top team West Brom.  Good performance put Stoke in 20th place in the rankings with 31 points after 29 rounds.  If they continue to maintain a stable performance, they can completely improve their rankings and create a safe gap to succeed in relegation.

In the last 5 encounters between the two teams, there were 2 times Stoke enjoyed the joy of winning, this figure on the Derby side was only 1 and the remaining 2 matches ended with a draw.  However, the better performance throughout the time with the home advantage helps Derby County be more appreciated before this game and it is likely that they will succeed in keeping 3 points in the iPro field.  




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