Bournemouth ended their three matches draw streak in the last round of the Championship when they defeated Bristol City with 1:0, in a home match.
In a pretty equal match, where both teams were more defensively oriented, the hosts proved to be more efficient with the ball to their feet, as they scored the only one in this encounter in the 81st over Groeneveld, and took this morale-boosting win.
Bournemouth started the season in a very good manner, as they are currently in 2nd place, but caution is needed as several teams are in a position to threaten them.
Midfielder Lerma (7/2) is injured, as well as left-back Daniels (didn’t play yet), while offensive Brooks (2/0) remains doubtful for the moment.
Derby is struggling with their appearance for some time now, as they failed to record a positive result in the last four matches. Last Wednesday evening they come with a 1:1 draw against Cardiff, playing back at their home.
They opened the match in e better way, looked more dangerous, and deservedly took the lead in the 24th minute over Waghorn. They played similarly as the match continued, but efficiency was lacking during the second part. They conceded an equalizer in the 77th via Moore and had to be satisfied with just a point in this clash.
Their poor performances put them in 21st place on the table, having only five points out of eight matches played.
Goalkeeper Marshall (7/0) is out injured, as well as defensive Bielik who didn’t play so far in the new season.
Could be close to a one-sided affair
Derby will have to put up quite an appearance in the upcoming encounter if they want to do something significant, but honestly speaking, they are not in a condition for such a feat. The obvious choice in this one would be the host’s victory, as they look far better, with the team atmosphere at its highest level. Also, their second place is under a threat, so they will approach with a maximum focus on recording a positive result. Any other outcome, at least in my opinion, would surely come as a surprise.