Accrington v Derby Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 26/01/19
Rajan Hothi (@RajanHothi_) previews Accrington Stanley v Derby County and provides us with his best bets for the early kick-off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Accrington v Derby Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 26/01/19
- Time: 12:30
- Venue: Wham Stadium
- Channel: BT Sport 2
The FA Cup will be a welcomed relief from the league for Accrington who have been out of sorts in recent weeks.
Despite recent poor performances in the league, Stanley managed to pull off one of the many upsets in round-three defeating Ipswich Town 1-0 courtesy of a Billy Kee goal.
While Stanley haven’t won in their last four league matches, losing to Charlton last time out, John Coleman’s side will be hoping to cause yet another upset.
Frank Lampard’s Derby currently sit sixth in the Championship table and will be looking to make sure they’re not one of the victims to a fourth-round upset.
Derby beat Southampton on penalties in the third-round after falling 2-0 behind. Goals from Harry Wilson and Martyn Waghorn restored parity before Derby netted all five of their penalties ensuring their passage through to the fourth-round.
Derby will be coming into the game high on confidence after they returned to winning ways in the league, beating Reading 2-1 at the iPro stadium.
Accrington have no injury concerns. Goalkeeper Jonathan Maxted saw his red card against Charlton withdrawn making the ‘keeper available for the cup clash.
Derby will be without Tom Lawrence, Scott Carson and Andre Wisdom who are set to return to training next week. Florian Jozefzoon will be back and available for selection while new signing Ashley Cole will not feature for the Rams on Saturday.
Potential Accrington Starting XI: Maxted, Gibson, Sykes, Hughes, Johnson, McConville, Barlaser, Finley, Clark, Armstrong, Kee
Potential Derby Starting XI: Roos, Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Malone, Wilson, Huddlestone, Mount, Waghorn, Marriot, Holmes
Head To Head
- Accrington 5, Draws 3, Derby 2
- First meeting since 1893 where Derby won 3-0.
- Derby unbeaten in last four encounters against Stanley.
- Since Stanley’s re-birth, the two sides haven’t faced off.
Key Stats & Facts
- Accrington haven’t progressed past the fourth-round in their history.
- Derby have only won one of their last five fourth-round FA Cup matches.
- This is the first FA Cup encounter between Derby and Accrington.
- Derby have won their last four games against lower league sides in the FA Cup.
- Accrington 7/2
- Draw 5/2
- Derby 10/11
Accrington’s recent poor form and late defeat against Charlton will see them come into the clash short of confidence, though they will be looking to prove that once again they’re more than capable of matching higher-league opponents.
Dangerman Billy Kee has netted two goals in three FA Cup appearances so far this season and he will be looking to add to this tally against the Rams.
Despite Derby’s hectic schedule, Lampard will likely still name a strong starting eleven with the Rams manager well aware of the threat Accrington posses.
Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson has been Derby’s main threat this season with the Welshman netting 12 goals in all competitions this season including one against Southampton in the previous round.
Wilson will be keen to showcase his talent again as he and Derby look to reach the fifth-round for the first time since 2014-15.