Derby have the opportunity to extend a six-match unbeaten league run when they entertain Aston Villa at Pride Park this weekend. Frank Lampard’s side continued their upheaval in form with a victory against Birmingham last weekend and they are now within two points off the automatic promotion spots. Villa, meanwhile, picked up a much-needed triumph after back-to-back losses but they are still five points adrift of the playoff positions.
Betting Tips for the game
Derby secured a third league win from four league matches after they secured a 3-1 triumph over Birmingham City. Lucas Jutkiewicz opened the scoring for Birmingham before goals from Mason Bennett, Harry Wilson, and Jack Marriott changed the game in Derby’s favour.
Villa ceased a two-match losing streak after outclassing Bolton Wanderers by a 2-0 scoreline. Jack Grealish and James Chester bagged the goals for Villa in the first and second period respectively.
The previous meeting between the sides was at Villa Park in April which finished in a 1-1 draw. The last encounter at Pride Park saw Derby run out victors by a 2-0 scoreline. Our betting tips and predictions expect a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Derby County win at 2.05 [/bet_tip_now]
Villa are at 3.75 for an away win but we are not backing this outcome based on their recent run of away form. Villa are on a three-match losing streak on the road and they have accumulated just five points from the remaining five outings. A third-straight home triumph for Derby is likely with their frontline flourishing since the last international break. Our preview anticipates a Derby win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Derby County win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Derby County vs Aston Villa draw odds: 3.40
Aston Villa win odds: 3.75
Correct Score odds
Derby have been the better side since the last international break and they have accumulated more than twice the number of goals (4) as Villa over the past four matches. Derby are likely to concede a goal which has been the case in their previous six league matches. Our correct score prediction would back a Derby 3-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”] Derby County 3-1 win 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Derby have recently witnessed high-scoring encounters at Pride Park and this has come about from their failure to shutout their opponents. Villa have endured a similar patch on their travels with 2-1 being the common scoreline in recent outings. Our total goals prediction is to go for more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jack Marriott has been consistently in the scoresheet since October and he has failed to score in just one of the previous six matches across all competitions. The 24-year-old should once more be the main man for Derby upfront. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Marriott.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jack Marriott at 5.75[/bet_tip_now]
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