Derby County vs Aston Villa
Steve Bruce’s side have been held by Leeds United and Millwall since beating Ipswich Town on November 25.
They are fifth in the Championship but face a test of their promotion credentials against Derby, who leapfrogged them in the table last weekend.
Gary Rowett’s Rams have won four of their last five games and former Leeds midfielder Prutton is expecting a thriller.
Now this is a big game!
“If either of these sides really wants to kick on and challenge for a place in the top two then victory would be a big statement at Pride Park on Saturday.
“Derby have won four of their last five and conceded just a single goal in that run, so Villa may find it tough to break them down.
“But if Villa score early and both teams go for it then I fancy an entertaining draw.”
Villa will be without John Terry, Andre Green, Chris Samba, Henri Lansbury and Alan Hutton due to injury.
Mile Jedinak should be available while Gabby Agbonlahor and Scott Hogan are back in training.
Derby winger Tom Lawrence will miss out but his ankle injury is not as bad as first feared.