Derby County v Chelsea Preview

January 3, 2014 | By

Southampton v Chelsea PreviewEnglish FA Cup action Sunday Lunchtime comes from the iPro Stadium and features Derby County versus Chelsea.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 14:15pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Derby County v Chelsea Preview, FA Cup, Sunday 5th January 2014

Derby County head into this game on sunday afternoon having had a decent season so far in the English Championship where they currently occupy 4th position in the league table and both the players and fans will be optimistic about their chances in this game despite being the huge under-dogs.

Chelsea will be looking to win this game and re-claim their FA Cup Title having been defeated last season in the Semi Final by eventual winners Manchester City and now with Jose Mourinho back in charge and the players having a very productive season in the Premiership, confidence will no doubt be extremely high of obtaining the right result come sunday afternoon.

Derby County Team News:

Shaun Barker, Richard Keogh, Paul Coutts and Callum Ball are all unavailable for the hosts as each player continues to receive treatment for respective injury problems. Manager Steve McLaren will probably go with his usual 4-3-3 formation for this game which will see Russell, Martin and Ward leading the attack up front with support in behind being provided by Hughes, Eustace and Bryson.

Striker Chris Martin is the clubs current top goalscorer so far this season with 12.

Chelsea Team News:

Branislav Ivanovic, Frank Lampard and Marco van Ginkel are all unavailable for the visitors as they all continue to receive treatment for respective injury problems. Manager Jose Mourinho will likely deploy a 4-2-3-1 formation for this game which will see either Demba Ba or Samuel Eto’o leading the attack up front and support from midfield coming from Hazard, Oscar and Mata.

Midfielder Eden Hazard is the clubs current top goalscorer so far this season with 8.

Derby County v Chelsea Head to Head Statistics:

Sunday lunch time’s game from the iPro Stadium will become the 77th meeting between the two clubs over the years of which Derby County have won 27 (19 at the iPro Stadium) with Chelsea having won 26 (10 at the iPro Stadium) and the remaining 23 matches having finished all square (9 at the iPro Stadium).

The last 5 meetings between the two clubs in our head to head statistics table below, shows Chelsea having had a commanding advantage having won 4 times, with Derby County having won 0 times and the remaining game having finished all square.

12/03/08 PRL Chelsea – Derby County
6 : 1
24/11/07 PRL Derby County – Chelsea 0 : 2
29/03/02 PRL Chelsea – Derby County 2 : 1
27/10/01 PRL Derby County – Chelsea
1 : 1
06/04/01 PRL Derby County – Chelsea 0 : 4

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

216 Goals have been scored in the previous 76 matches between the two clubs which provides us with an overall goals per game statistic of 2.84 and with 113 goals having been scored at the iPro Stadium in 38 matches played we are provided with an average goals per game statistic of 2.97. Both average goal per game statistics seem to suggest that this game on sunday afternoon should see at least a couple of goals scored.

Derby County v Chelsea Recent Form (Left to Right)

Derby County: W W D W L

Chelsea: L D W W W

Nothing between the two clubs on the recent form statistics with both sides having managed 3 victories, 1 draw and 1 defeat from their last 5 matches played in all competitions.

Derby County v Chelsea Match Betting Odds Market

Derby County are as big as 15/2 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers) to win this game on sunday afternoon, which really does not come as much of a surprise as not many people other than their own fans will believe that they can win this game.

The Draw would probably be the best result that Derby County could obtain in my honest opinion and could be worth a small saver bet just in case at what are generous odds of 17/4 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers).

Chelsea are currently the second favourites to win the FA Cup behind Manchester City, so no real shock to see the online bookmakers only offering a ridiculous odds on price of 4/9 with Ladbrokes (£50 Free Bets for New Customers) and it really would come as a major shock if Jose Mourinho’s side didn’t win this game on sunday afternoon.

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Derby County v Chelsea Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Despite Derby County not given much hope of winning this game, I am at least confident that they could possibly get on the score-sheet during this game as the Chelsea defence is by far a strong-hold this season and with Jose Mourinho obviously expected to make a number of changes to his side, the host’s will certainly have their chances during this one.

The goal statistics suggest the game to see at least a couple of goals grace the nets and looking back at the last five matches between the two sides in our head to head statistics table, we do see that all five of those matches had at least two goals or more scored so betting markets like Over 2.5 Goals, Both Teams to Score YES, Total Match Goals 2 or 3 and Anytime Goalscorer’s could be worth taking a closer look at in the search for value.

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