Brentford have little motivation to go for a victory when they take on Derby County at Griffin Park this weekend. Brentford are in the mid-table places with an outside chance of finishing in the play-offs, but this may be highly unlikely with the team 10 points away from the sixth place. Derby County remain just one point behind Aston Villa but have played a game less in the race for promotion. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Brentford were thrashed 3-0 by Swansea in the latest league encounter. This was the third loss for Thomas Frank’s team in the last four matches.
Derby County were able to pick up their biggest win of the season after winning Rotherham United 6-1 at home. It was an impressive result for Frank Lampard’s men with Martin Waghorn grabbing a hat-trick.
The recent meeting between Derby and Brentford produced a 3-1 victory for the former at Pride Park. Derby were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw when they recently visited Griffin Park during the 2017-18 campaign. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a win for Derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Derby County win at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Brentford have little motivation for a victory with the team clear of relegation. The team also has little chance of finishing in the play-off places. Thomas Frank has seen a substantial drop in the results with Brentford losing three out of the last four games. Derby remain in the fight for a top six finish but the club’s poor away form is a major concern. Lampard, though, will be looking to use the big win over time as a motivational tool, as Derby prepare for back-to-back away games. Our preview would opt for a Derby victory.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Derby County win at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Brentford vs Derby County draw odds: 3.75
Brentford win odds: 2.10
Correct Score odds
Derby have not been able to score in four out of the last five away matches. This is a major problem for Lampard in the efforts to keep the club fighting for a play-off place. Brentford, meanwhile, have just lost one in eight games at Griffin Park. However, Brentford have not scored in four successive matches and Derby’s big win over Rotherham may just give them confidence. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-0 win for Derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Derby County 2-0 win at 19.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Lampard has reasons to be worried about Derby’s play-off hopes due to the poor away form. The lack of goals from Derby in away matches has led to just one high-scoring game in the last five matches on the road. Due to Brentford’s sudden dip in goals, our total goals prediction would pick under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Martin Waghorn came up with a hat-trick to move up to 7 goals for the campaign. The striker came up with his best performance in almost 2 months, but he has not scored in an away league match for Derby since December. However, there are few players who have come up with a consistent return of goals within this Derby team over the last few months. Waghorn’s chances of scoring the first goal are better due to his status as the penalty taker. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Martin Waghorn.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Martin Waghorn at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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