Ipswich vs Derby by Neuro
Ipswich is playing at a very good level right now and the team confirmed that with a 1:1 draw away to Southampton in FA Cup game last weekend. Surely the biggest surprise of Premier League this season didn't manage to get the victory against a Championship side and Ipswich will have a chance to make a surprise and fight the progress to the next phase in a game in front of own fans.
Visitors were the first ones to take the lead in 19th minute via Ambrose, while the hosts replied thirteen minutes later with a goal from Schneiderlin. For the rest of the game, Southampton was slightly better side, but without scoring second one as the visiting defense stood very well and disciplined on the field. Getting back to league duties, the team has three consecutive victories and surely counts on continuation of good form against Derby. Overall, they are undefeated in twelve matches in all competitions, being on the second place now, with a point less than leaders from Bournemouth and two points more than Derby. Midfielder Jack Collison is back on the training field and could be used here, while Cameron Stewart will probably be given his first start this season.
Derby had quite an easy job in their FA Cup game last weekend, as the team welcomed Southport, but had many problems on the field during the game. Coach used several fringe players who obviously didn't take their opponent very seriously and had to push for the winning goal till very late in the game - finally getting it from the penalty spot in 93rd minute when Martin was cold blooded.
This was their third straight victory, with the team previous winning comfortably in Championship with a 4:0 result on the road against Birmingham and a 2:0 professional victory over Leeds before ten days. They have been inconsistent away from home so far in the season, but are surely now coming into this game with a boosted morale, knowing that these ninety minutes might turn out to be the most important minutes of their season. Derby will probably field an unchanged squad in comparison to their previous Championship game, as the team has no fresh injury or suspension worries. Defensive midfielder George Thorne was absent for many months and is now back in the training process, but probably won't be rushed with playing time in next weeks.
Ipswich is a favorite to get the three pointer here, but we should also see very open, attractive and attacking game from both sides. Derby knows that they can't defend only here and will surely try to have their own share of goalscoring chances in a game where both sides should find a way to net, maybe already after the first halftime.