FUL vs DER Dream11 Team Prediction Championship Playoff, Semifinal, 1st Leg – Fantasy Team News
Derby County vs Fulham
Championship Playoff, Semifinal, 1st Leg
FUL vs DER Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Bookies have placed all their weights behind Fulham in this Championship playoffs semifinal match against Derby County. The reason being that Fulham have been excellent for the most part of this season, only to scupper in the last few weeks which saw them slip out of the top 2 positions in the Championship, thus missing out on an automatic promotion to the Premier League.
On paper, The Cottagers are stronger than Derby and have more talented players in their ranks with Ryan Sessegnon being the most coveted player of the two teams. But this is a two-leg playoff match and either of the two teams can win this tie. Just take a look at Huddersfield for that matter. They finished 5th in the championship last season and won their two playoffs via two penalty shootouts.
This is also a peculiar matchup between two teams aiming to get rid some ghosts of the past.
Fulham were in the playoffs last season and were knocked out by Reading in 2016-17. Also, they had the opportunity to win the automatic qualification last weekend but they lost 3-1 against Birmingham City which was their first league defeat since December. So there are definitely some questions about their ability to handle the pressure in the big matches.
Derby County, too, have a big point to prove in this match. They have achieved six finishes in the top 10 of the Championship in the last 10 years and never got past the playoffs. They suffered the playoffs heartbreak in 2014 and 2016 and will be aiming to be third time lucky this time around.
When: May 12, 12:15 AM IST
Where: Pride Park Stadium
Recent wins (Last six matches, recent – last)
Derby County – L L L W D W
Fulham – W W D W W L
FUL vs DER Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspension
Derby County vs Fulham: Injuries and Suspension
Derby County: The home team has no fresh injury or suspension concerns ahead of this match. But Ikechi Anya (calf) and Sam Winnall (knee) remain sidelined dur to their respective injuries
Left-Back Matt Targett hobbled off in the last game against Birmingham City. He is expected to play but whether he starts or benched depends on how fit he is for this crucial match.
Meanwhile, Neeskens Kebano and Sheyi Ojo are both doubtful for the game.
FUL vs DER Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable)
Derby County – Carson (GK); Keogh, Davies, Forsyth; Wisdom, Huddlestone, Johnson, Olsson; Weimann, Lawrence, Jerome
Fulham – Bettinelli (GK); Fredericks, Odoi, Ream, Sessegnon; McDonald, Cairney, Johansen; Piazon, Kamara, Mitrovic
Head 2 Head- 61 meetings in official matches
Derby County – 22
Fulham – 19
Derby County – Weimann, Jerome
Fulham – Sessegnon, Mitrovic
Take a look at some statistics –
- Though both Derby County and Fulham have faced each other 61 times in all competitions, this is the first meeting between these two clubs in the championship playoffs.
- Derby have lost only twice against Fulham in the last 12 home games.
- However, Fulham won their last away trip to Pride Park Stadium 2-1 earlier this season.
FUL vs DER Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
This is one of those games where talent will have to be complemented by mental toughness and temperament. Both these teams have suffered playoffs heartbreak in the past and must learn from their past mistakes.
On paper, Fulham are favorites but Derby County are at home and have a good record at Pride Park Stadium against Fulham.
This is a very tough game to predict and we are backing the home team to get something out of this match.
NOTE: THIS FUL vs DER Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.