2019-20 Sky Bet Championship: Week 25 – Monday

Derby County welcome Charlton to Pride Park in Monday Night Football from the Sky Bet Championship.

Both teams come into this knowing that a win will send them up into 16th position as 2019 draws to its close. 

 

Team news

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Tom Lawrence is suspended for Derby for their next two matches after picking up his tenth booking of the season in their Boxing Day draw at Wigan.

Matt Clarke (knee) and Tom Huddlestone (hamstring) are not thought to be in contention for this match as they near first-team returns. 

Charlton could be without Conor Gallagher due to a knock picked up during their Boxing Day win over Bristol City.

Jonathan Leko is ruled out for rest of season with a serious knee injury. 

 

Form

Derby are winless in their last seven matches (D3, L4) but have lost just one of their last ten home games (W5, D4, L1).

Charlton ended a 11 match winless run on Boxing Day by edging Bristol City in a five goal thriller (W1, D4, L7), although the Addicks are winless in their last eight away trips (D3, L5). 

 

Stat Attack

  • Derby have taken seven points from their last four Championship meetings with Charlton (W2, D1, L1).
  • Charlton haven’t won in eight trips to Pride Park this century (D3, L5). 
  • Lyle Taylor has scored four goals in five away appearances for Charlton this season.

 

Prediction

Having reached last season’s Play-Off Final, this has been one miserable season for Derby because they just lack any confidence and consistency, which is a real worry because Charlton are finding their best form again after a lengthy injury crisis. 

I personally feel that the Rams would be closer to the relegation zone if not for their excellent home form, but I don’t think their home form will enough to stop Charlton winning here now the Addicks’ have their confidence back.

Prediction: Derby County 1-2 Charlton Athletic

Result: Derby County 2-1 Charlton Athletic

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