Cheltenham welcome Derby County to Whaddon Road this Saturday in an important weekend in League One. A win could start a run for either, with Derby looking to get into the top half of the table and Cheltenham looking to claw themselves off the bottom of the table.
Cheltenham currently sit rock bottom of League One. After 11 games, Cheltenham have zero wins, one draw and ten losses. This leaves them on a singular point and as the only team in the league without a win and at least seven points from safety.
In their last five games in all competitions, Cheltenham have five losses. The first loss came against Exeter City, where Caleb Watts scored the only goal in the 1 - 0 win for Exeter. Cheltenham had two sent off against Peterborough, with James Olayinka sent off in the fourth minute and Nathan Butler-Oyedeji was sent off in the 88th minute. Harrison Burrows, Jonson Clarke-Harris and Peter Kioso then scored to compound this misery as Peterborough won 3 - 0.
Cheltenham then lost another game 3 - 0 the next week. Jordan Roberts scored along with a double from Elliott List gave Stevenage the 3 - 0 win, with Cheltenham finishing the game with eight shots in comparison to Stevenage’s 20 shots. Lasse Sorensen then bagged a brace in Lincoln’s 2 - 0 win over Cheltenham, with Cheltenham restricted to just one shot on target.
The last time out for Cheltenham was against Fleetwood on Tuesday. Junior Quitirna and Jack Marriott both scored for Fleetwood in their 2 - 0 win over Cheltenham who had Curtis Davies sent off in the 70th minute with a straight red card.
Derby County currently sit seventh in League One after ten games. With five wins, two draws and three losses, Derby have 17 points to their name. This leaves them just one point off of the Play-off places and seven points off of automatic promotion.
In their last five games in all competitions Derby have three wins and two draws. James Collins thought he had won the game for Derby with his 86th minute penalty against Portsmouth, but a 95th minute equaliser from Colby Bishop meant the game finished 1 - 1. In the Group stage of the Football League Trophy Derby faced Lincoln. Tom Barkhuizsen and Louie Sibley both scored in the 2 - 0 win over Lincoln.
Another 2 - 0 win came Derby’s way with a brace of penalties from Collins to give The Rams the win over Carlisle. At home against Cambridge United, Derby slumped to a 0 - 0 draw despite having 65% of the possession and 13 shots in comparison to Cambridge’s four shots.
The last time out for Derby was against Blackpool in the midweek. Kenny Smith, Collins and Martyn Waghorn all scored in the 3 - 1 win over Blackpool with Kenny Dougall grabbing the goal for Blackpool.
Cheltenham and Derby have only met twice in their histories, starting in 2023, with one team having all of the wins in the fixture. Derby have won both games, a 3 - 2 win in January and a 2 - 0 win in February.