Derby County vs Bristol City preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: Tom Lawrence of Derby County is marked by Lyndon Dykes of Queens Park Rangers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Derby County at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on April 18, 2022, in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

With just six points from their last six away matches, the Robins will travel to face Derby County, who boast the third-best home record in the division.

The Rams will be hopeful of bouncing back to winning ways after their relegation to League One was confirmed after their disappointing 1-0 loss to QPR on Monday.

Nigel Pearson's men sit six places higher than the hosts but are one of eight sides to have accumulated fewer points this season than their opponents.

Former Ram forward Chris Martin secured the visitors' Championship survival last Monday when he scored in a resilient 1-1 home draw against Sheffield United.

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  • Team news

Wayne Rooney's side will be without striker Colin Kazim-Richards, who is out for the rest of the campaign after suffering an ankle injury in Derby's 3-1 loss to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in March.

Captain Tom Lawrence will watch from the sidelines after receiving a stoppage-time red card against QPR, whilst midfielder Max Bird will serve the final game of his three-match suspension.

Ravel Morrison could make his first start for the hosts in two games, after recovering from an illness.

The Robins have no fresh injury concerns leading up to the game.

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  • Predicted lineups

Derby County (4231): Allsop; Byrne, Davies, Cashin, Buchanan; Bielik, Thompson; Knight, Ravel, Ebiowei; Plange

Bristol City (3412): Bentley; Cundy, Klose, Atkinson; Scott, James, Williams, Dasilva; Semenyo; Weimann, Martin.

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  • Ones to watch

Malcolm Ebiowei

The starlet has produced a string of direct and flashy performances since his debut against Blackburn and with Lawrence's suspension all eyes will be on the 18-year-old winger to continue his rich vein of form.

Andreas Weimann

Bristol City's top goalscorer with 19 goals this season, he has not scored in his previous three outings, but the return to his former club is sure to have him licking his lips to get firing again.

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  • Previous meetings

Bristol City possess the greater recent record between the two clubs, having lost to the hosts just twice in their last 11 games (5W, 4D).

Young midfielder Alex Scott netted the only goal of the game in the reverse fixture in December as Nigel Pearson's men ran out narrow winners at Ashton Gate in a low-quality affair.

  • How to watch

The game will kick off at 15:00 BST at Pride Park Stadium in Derby, England on Saturday, April 23. The game will not be broadcast on television, although those outside of the UK and Ireland can purchase a match pass via either club website to watch a live stream of the game.

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