Spherical six of the Championship starts on Friday with Birmingham Metropolis welcoming Derby County St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium for this mouthwatering fixture with kickoff at 22:00.

Equally sides head into the match off the backs of a defeat and a attract with Birmingham failing to return to profitable means as they played out a 1-1 attract in opposition to Barnsley last time out, even though Derby County were being also held to 1-1 draw by Nottingham Forest.

The attracts adopted disappointing next-round exits from the EFL cup for both sides as Birmingham Town suffered a 2- defeat at the arms of Fulham on August 24 while Wayne Rooney’s Derby had been dumped out of the EFL Cup with a 2-1 defeat by Sheffield United on the very same working day.

With three wins from their previous five Championship matches, Birmingham are presently eighth in league standings with 8 points, and a acquire on Friday will see them break into the third position in the standings.

Lee Bowyer’s facet have been having difficulties in the earlier number of a long time and rising as contenders for advertising would be a huge bonus for his aspect that are now among the the teams who have the possible to function in the playoffs. As a result the three points on Friday will be crucial for Lee Bowyer’s aspect whose previous dwelling gain versus Derby County arrived in 2013.

In the meantime Derby County have been number 21 in the table with 3 points a 12 months ago, now they are in the 15th situation with six points in the championship standings which leaves Wayne Rooney as an additional supervisor who can be content with his team’s get the job done all through August.

Rooney’s major goal for his side will be to keep out of the relegation zone this campaign that’s why building the three points on Friday very important for this side and a acquire will also see the Rams transfer forward of the Blues despite becoming 7 spots aside.

Birmingham vs Derby County head to head

Bot sides have fulfilled 32 moments given that 1993 with Derby County keeping a slight advantage of 11 victories while Birmingham have claimed 10 victories and there have been 11 attracts.

  • Derby 1-2 Birmingham 24/04/21
  • Birmingham -4 Derby 29/12/20
  • Birmingham 1-3 Derby 22/07/20
  • Derby 3-2 Birmingham 28/09/19
  • Birmingham 2-2 Derby 19/04/19

Property

  • Barnsley 1-1 Birmingham
  • Birmingham -2 Fulham
  • Luton -5 Birmingham
  • Birmingham -2 Bournemouth
  • Birmingham – Stoke

Absent

  • Derby 1-1 Nottingham
  • Sheffield 2-1 Derby
  • Derby – Middlesbrough
  • Hull -1 Derby
  • Peterborough 2-1 derby

Birmingham Town staff news

Birmingham have everyone out there for the match with the exception of Dion Sanderson and Neil Etheridge who are the key uncertainties as they are now battling with conditioning issues.

Derby County staff news

Derby will be devoid of the companies of Colin Kazim-Richards Jason Knight, Festy Ebosele and Krystian Bielik as a result of injuries.

Prediction and odds

  • Attract
  • Both sides to score
  • Goals less than 2.5