Derby County v Barrow: how will the fight end?
In one of the matches of the first round of the English League Cup on September 5, Derby County plays host to Barrow – we evaluated the teams’ chances of success and made a forecast.
“Rams” did not perform well in the Championship last season. The team fought for a place in the playoffs for a long time, but the failure at the finish allowed them to be content with only tenth in the final table. In the final six rounds , Derby County have lost four times with just one win.
In the League Cup of the past season, the “rams” passed only “Scantrop” (1: 0), crushing defeat already in the second round, “Nottingham” (0: 3).
Derby County also looked weak in friendly matches. In the offseason, the team played three of them, losing to Peterborough (1: 2) and Sheffield United (0: 3), and also ended in a draw with Doncaster.
“Barrow” last season played in the fifth most important division in England, finishing in first place there. The team got a ticket to League 2, where they will play in the current championship.
On the road, Barrow did not perform in the best way, even in their division. The team won only once in the last eight matches on the rival fields.
As for the League Cup, the last time the team took part in the tournament was in 1971, then in the first round they were eliminated from Preston.
Derby have won only two of their eight previous home matches.
In four of their last five home games, Derby have played a “total over 2.5” forecast.
Barrow have lost three of their previous six games.
In 11 previous away matches, Barrow have lost only once by more than a goal difference.
In our opinion, the guests can impose a fight on Derby County , although it will be difficult to withstand a higher class opponent. “Sheep” play hard against the defending teams, but they must score their goal or two.
Our prediction – Derby County wins + total under 3.5 for 2.22 in BC Marathon