Derby County's play-off push continues in League One as they face Burton Albion this weekend.
Derby County currently sit 7th in League One with twenty wins, twelve draws and eleven losses from forty-three games this season.
Derby have underachieved for the most part this season having failed to impose themselves on the league, instead spending the majority of the campaign on the outskirts of the play-off places rather than in the thick of the battle.
They do, though, stand a very good chance of reaching the postseason as they sit just one point outside the top six with three games remaining.
They enter this game in fairly solid form having won two and drawn two of their last four matches, the most recent of which was a 2-1 win away at Exeter City.
The result at Exeter was a big one given it's a tough ground to visit and three points there could provide them with the head of steam they need to finish this season strongly.
Their recent record at home is a big concern here, though, with The Rams failing to win any of their last four games at home, drawing two and losing two.
They can at least take confidence from the fact they're facing a much weaker team on paper but the reality of the opponent could turn out to be far different.
Burton Albion currently sit 16th in League One with thirteen wins, ten draws and eighteen losses from forty-one games this season.
Burton have had a thrilling campaign entertainment-wise having looked an almost certainty for relegation in the early part of the season under the guidance of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink before his departure triggered the arrival of Dino Maamria, the Argentine who's transformed their season.
Burton Albion are now on the verge of mathematical safety, a feat that seemed unthinkable at the start of the season and they've done it by taking points off many of the league's better sides.
They enter this game in good form having won two, drawn two and lost one of their last five matches, the most recent of which was a 1-1 draw against Bolton Wanderers.
The draw against Bolton means they've now taken seven points from games against Bolton, Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley, all sides chasing promotion, in their last four matches.
Burton need a couple more points to secure survival but given they still have five games left to play they should reach that without too much trouble.
For our Derby vs. Burton prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the home side.