Derby County and Watford Team News and both sides get set to battle over 3 points. See Possible Lineup.
Just right after the international break, we get back to action with Derby County and Watford going head to head.
Phillip Cocu’s men sitting close to the relegation zone, although still early to decide their fate but will be battling to see they make it out of the deadly zone earlier.
A victory over Watford won’t come so easily though despite the home advantage they have on their laps.
Derby County vs Watford H2H and Prediction
It would be the first meeting between both sides since 2015 when they last shared points in a 2-2 draw.
Both sides have been remarkable for always netting over three goals(Over 2.5) when ever they had met.
But it might be a different ball game this time around as both teams hardly net two goals in a match during the current campaign.
It’s likely to be a goalless draw or a 1-1 tie as points split will be better served for Derby County that a loss.
A good double chance for the Derby County vs Watford game will be draw and over 2.5 pick.
Derby County vs Watford News
Robert Merchantand James Wilson will be assisting Geoff Eltringham in officiating the game.
The last time Geoff Eltringham visited Pride Park was a year ago when The Rams triumphed over Luton Town in October 2019.
Speaking to Rams TV, Philip Cocu told reporters that the game against Watford presents itself as a big game.
Stressing that he would be looking to take every chances presented to him and his men.
Watch the interview held today with Cocu and Rams TV by clicking here.
After his nice performance in Wayne Rooney’s winner match before the break, Evans is feeling excited to having his teammates back in action.
The defender was seen staring in a three man defense as he partnered with Curtis Davis and Mark Clark to bag a clean sheet against Norwich City.
With new man, Jodon Ibe likely to match a second debut after joining the side as a free agent last month, Tom Lawrence, Krystian Bielik and Martyn Waghorn have stepped up their recovery process and likely to be present too.
“It has been great to see them back on the pitch,” Evans said.
“I have been there a lot with injuries and there is nothing worse; you don’t feel part of a team, you feel away from it and it is a frustrating period for you.
“To have players like that back is a huge boost for us as well and training has definitely intensified a lot so that can only be good for us.
“Hopefully they can get back as soon as possible and really compete for places to get back in.”
On the other hand, a win for Watford could see them move up to the 3rd position.
Having lost just one since the beginning of the 2020/2021 season which was the last game against Reading, Watford look to get back to winning ways when they face Derby County.
County have just one win and 3 defeats so far.
With Andre Gray, Will Hughes and Étienne Capoue likely to feature in the game today, Vladimir Ivić has disclosed that the game is too soon for some of his boys.
“We had five or six players off with the international teams and we have some players still injured, so it’s important for us that these players are soon with us,” said the Head Coach.
“I hope that in the next 10 days I believe we will complete our roster, and it will for sure be easier for me to create the first XI and the way we want to play.
“With a whole squad, you can be more flexible in your decisions.”
Read all the manager had to say by clicking here.
Derby County: Marshall | Lee Buchanan, Clarke, Davies, Evans, Byrne | M. Bird, Shinnie, Knight, Whittaker | Wayne Rooney.
Watford: Ben Foster | Wilmot, Kabasele, Cathcart | Dele-Bashiru, Chalobah, Garner, Ngakia, Femenia | J. Pedro, Sarr.