Derby County vs Cardiff City preview: How to watch, team news, predicted lineups, ones to watch
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Both teams come into this fixture off the back of 1-1 results, with the hosts drawing against fierce rivals Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City drawing against Middlesbrough in Neil Warnock's return to the Cardiff City Stadium. 

  • Pre match thoughts 

Both teams are currently in the bottom half of the EFL Championship and will be aiming to kick on and begin an upwards push, starting with this fixture.

Derby first team coach, Liam Rosenior spoke to the media ahead of Wednesday's game and expressed his opinion on Derby's slow start, stating "We’re in a position we deserve to be in. You’re only in your real position over 46 games, we still have 39 to go. We have to keep performance levels high, and I know with our quality, we have a chance of being where we want to be."

Cardiff are unbeaten in four league games and manager, Neil Harris spoke about the challenge his side face on Wednesday, explaining "They've got some attacking intent, a change of system from last year and they do want to pass the ball. It will be a completely different game from Middlesbrough and we have to make sure that we handle the game in different ways.''

  • Team news

Derby are still without Wayne Rooney who is still in self isolation whereas Cardiff will be missing Jordi Osei-Tutu after the youngster limped off last week.

  • Predicted lineups

Derby County

Marshall; Wisdom, Davies, Clarke, Byrne, Shinnie, Knight, Buchanan,  Jozwiak, Waghorn, Lawrence.

Cardiff City

Smithies; Bacuna, Morrison, Nelson, Bagan, Vaulks, Pack, Ojo, Wilson, Murphy, Moore.

  • Ones to watch 

Derby - Martyn Waghorn

Waghorn was absent at the start of the season with injury, but made his return against Huddersfield Town last week before grabbing his first goal of the season against Nottingham Forest last Friday. Waghorn will be hungry for more goals, determined to be the man to kickstart Derby's season. 

Cardiff - Curtis Nelson

Nelson has started every league game for the Bluebirds this season, a player that has been consistent alongside captain, Sean Morrision in the centre of defence. Cardiff are unbeaten in their last four league games and the defence will have to be in top form to maintain this unbeaten run. 

  • Previous meetings

Cardiff prevailed in the last meeting between the two sides, winning 2-1 courtesy of goals from Junior Hoilett and Lee Tomlin. Derby's last victory against Cardiff was a 3-1 win in 2018, with Cameron Jerome and Matej Vydra netting for the Rams

  • How to watch 

The game will be available to watch at 7:45pm on Wednesday with a match pass available to purchase on each team's iFollow accounts for £10 respectively. 

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