Huddersfield Town vs Derby County

Competition: EFL Championship Matchday 6

Date: 20/10/2020

Ground: John Smith Stadium

Huddersfield comes into the game against Derby full-on confidence after obtaining 7 points from 3 games. Derby, on the other hand, comes into the game 1 point and 1 place outside the relegation zone. They have endured a tough start to the season after losing to Reading, Luton, Blackburn and Watford. Their sole win came against Norwich in the final game before the last international break. Wayne Rooney's free-kick condemned Norwich to defeat after Teemu Pukki missed a penalty the Canaries.
This fixture was the season opener last season with County running out 2-1 winners, thanks to a brace from Tom Lawrence. Karlan Grant scored a consolation penalty, but it was in vain. Town has only won once in their last 11 games against the Rams and that came in October 2016. During the fixture at Pride Park last season, Tom Lawrence scored again before Harry Toffolo equalised scoring his first goal for the club.
Hopefully, Isaac Mbenza and Josh Koroma are full-on confidence after their respective performances against Swansea. The former was very unlucky to not score in Wales while the latter scored his first goal in 18 months.
There is a possibility that Wayne Rooney may miss the fixture due to self-isolation.
The game gets underway at 7.45 PM, Tuesday, 20/10/2020 at the John Smith Stadium.

Town Team News:

New signing Alex Vallejo (like Naby Sarr did earlier in the season) will not play any part in the game against Derby due to self-isolation, while Danny Ward again misses out.
There were no new injuries reported after the win against Swansea, although I would expect rotation due to the short turnaround between the Swansea and Derby game.
After a late cameo against Swansea, Lewis O'Brien may be back among the starters against Derby, having not featured since captaining the side against Millwall in matchday 46 of last season.
Rarmani Edmonds-Green and Ryan Schofield will both miss out again due to injury.