Derby County will be hoping to bounce back after losing away at Bristol City on Wednesday night. The Rams were beaten 3-2 and are now 10 points off the play-off places making it highly unlikely that they have chance of promotion this season. They sit in 13th position while their guests remain 20th after a 3-0 defeat at home to Cardiff.
Derby will host Huddersfield aiming to make it six wins in a row at home. Only Preston with 33 points have accumulated a higher total from home games than Derby this season with the Rams amassing 32 points from a possible 48. That is 74% of their total points tally and it’s fair to say that Derby are a completely different team when playing at Pride Park as exhibited by their 3-2 loss as recent as Wednesday night. The Rams loss this week was just their second defeat in 12 matches and is their 9th away in the league this season. Derby have only lost twice at home in the Championship with Millwall and Bristol City the only sides to come here and win.
For Huddersfield their away record doesn’t make for pretty reading. They have won just four of their 15 matches on the road in the Championship. They have lost four of their last five away games in all since Boxing Day and the Terriers haven’t won away at Derby since 1957. Huddersfield have won two of their last five league games with seven points from their last 15 but their opponents have taken nine points in that time winning three of their five matches, two of which were at home and were both accompanied with a clean sheet.
Derby lost their second game in a row away from home on Wednesday night but their recent home for has been impeccable and I don’t see them falling short of three points here. Huddersfield show the best of their ability at home and away their record has been poor. Back a home victory here.