Victory for Derby here is imperative if they’re to stay within touching distance of the top four, whilst Stoke can continue to edge closer to a Play-Off spot with victory here.
Stoke City have a fully fit squad available with Tom Ince set to start against his former club.
Jayden Bogle could be handed a recall to Derby lineup after illness kept him out of Saturday’s win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Craig Bryson and Martyn Waghorn are also available for recovering from respective calf and hamstring injuries.
Stoke City enter this match unbeaten in their last five, although four of those matches finished as draws.
They also haven’t scored in three of their last five home games, netting twice in each of their other two during this period.
Derby meanwhile have lost just two of their last nine in all competitions since the turn of October.
The Rams have also won and drawn two apiece from their last four away games, conceding once in each of those matches.
Based on form, Derby are favourites but Stoke have found form at home lately and boasts Gary Rowett who knows how this Derby side tend to play.
A draw therefore would be a decent result here for both sides.
Prediction: Stoke City 1-1 Derby County
Result: Stoke City 2-1 Derby County