Two sides in need of a win meet in League One this weekend as Derby County face Northampton Town.
Derby County currently sit 9th in League One with six wins, three draws and five losses from fourteen games this season.
The Rams have been wholly disappointing in England's third tier this season as they find themselves on course for yet another season of underachievement.
They're coming into this game amidst a mediocre run of form having won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five games, the most recent of which was a 3-1 defeat away at Stevenage.
The loss at Stevenage was a fairly damning one for Derby given it was a heavy defeat against a side with play-off aspirations as it shows they look short of the level required to mount a serious top six push.
Their form at home hasn't been particularly convincing, either, as they come into this game having won just two of their last five on their own patch but given they're unbeaten in their last four at home they'll feel there's cause for optimism in that regard.
Derby can ill afford to lose a game at home against a side who aren't pulling up trees in the bottom half of the table given skepticism over their chances this season is already high amongst their fanbase, and while they're the clear favourites here a defeat would be met with palpable dissatisfaction.
Northampton Town currently sit 14th in League One with four wins, two draws and eight losses from fourteen games so far this season.
The Cobblers will be fairly disappointed with where they currently find themselves in the table on the whole having struggled to acclimatise to life in League One following promotion last season.
They're coming into this game out of form having failed to win any of their last four games in the league, drawing one and losing three of those games.
Their most recent outing saw them lose 2-1 away at Bristol City in a game which, in fairness, they probably should have got something out of if not for an excellent performance from Bristol Rovers goalkeeper Matthew Cox.
Still, failure to take chances is symptomatic of a struggling side so they probably won't take much confidence from that game since it only added to their winless streak.
Given Northampton have lost four of their last five games on the road it feels highly unlikely that we'll see anything but a Derby win here.
For our Derby vs. Northampton prediction, we're going for a 2-0 win for the home side.