The battle for promotion is getting heated in the Championship as rivals Cardiff City welcome Derby County at the Cardiff, United Kingdom Stadium. The match schedules for Tuesday with kickoff at 21:45 GMT.
Cardiff City will be heading to the match after back to back losses. However, they are still in contention for the final playoff spot, three points ahead of that 10th placed Derby County in the rankings.
Since taking 10 points from the first 12 on offer following their return to action since the restart. Their two losses in the Championship since the restart includes the 3-2 to Blackburn Rovers and 2-0 away at Fulham.
However, other sides failed to capitalize on their back to back losses to gain an edge over the side. One such team is Derby, who recorded their second loss of the season. With only three games to go, the face of promotion for the Bluebirds remains in their hands.
Derby County will prove to be the toughest test for the side with the three remaining matches. The other two matches are against lowly placed Middlesbrough and Hull City will be an easy breeze for the Bluebirds.
Cardiff City vs. Derby County Head to Head
Both sides have 21 games against each other with Cardiff City taking home eight wins while Derby with six wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Fulham 2-0 Cardiff City
Cardiff City 2-3 Blackburn Rovers
Bristol City 0-1 Cardiff City
Cardiff City 0-0 Charlton Athletic
Preston North End 1-3 Cardiff City
Derby County 1-3 Brentford
West Brom 2-0 Derby County
Derby County 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Preston North End 0-1 Derby County
Derby County 2-1 Reading
Cardiff City Team News
Harris made several changes in their back to back losses to Blackburn Rovers and Fulham. This favored the likes of Callum Peterson and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing. A sprouting talent since the restart has been Robert Glatzel. However, it remains unclear whether Harris will pick the upcoming talent of opting for the refreshed Josh Murphy.
Derby County Team News
Ben Hamer is receiving a lot of stick after his error led to their 3-1 defeat to Brentford. However, Cocu expects to start his number one ahead of the trip. The left-back position has been a thorn to the side with both Craig Forsyth and Max Lowe alternating.
Prediction and Odds
We expect a low heated encounter for both sides coming from back to back losses in the league in their fight for promotion.
Cardiff City Win
Goals Under 2.5
First to Score: Home