Derby County will be looking to make it five games unbeaten in the Sky Bet Championship tonight, as they prepare to take on Bristol City at Pride Park.
Phillip Cocu has made a positive start to life at the helm of the Rams, with his side sitting in a solid 8th position after three league games.
On Saturday, they put in a battling display to grind out a point away at Stoke City, but it was a game that they really should have won had Martyn Waghorn converted a golden chance in the latter stages of the contest.
Tonight, they face a Bristol City team that were at loggerheads with the Rams last season in search of a play-off spot.
Lee Johnson’s men are bound to be full of confidence going into tonight’s clash, having picked up their first win of the season against Queens Park Rangers at the weekend – goals from Adam Nagy and Benik Afobe securing a 2-0 home win for the Robins.
It is definitely a tough game to call, but Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has recently offered his thoughts on the upcoming clash, saying: “Derby still look a work in progress under Phillip Cocu, and he will be happy enough with their unbeaten start to the season.
“Bristol City got their first win at the weekend, and both of these sides will have their sights on the top six again. Draw here for me.”
Derby drew 0-0 with Swansea City last time out at Pride Park, and Cocu will definitely be looking for his side to produce more quality going forward as they look for their second win of 2019/20 campaign.
It should be a really good game tonight at Pride Park, between two sides who love to get the ball down and attack.
Bristol City haven’t been too impressive on the road over the last couple of seasons, but they have more than enough quality in attack to cause Derby problems tonight.
Cocu is expected to make changes to his side after the 2-2 draw with Stoke three days ago, but with Waghorn up top, they also have a chance of finding the net.
I agree with Prutton on this one, though. I can see this being a draw, with both sides cancelling each other out.