Derby County head into a run of back-to-back games at Pride Park and the first of those meetings is against Blackburn in the midweek action. Derby are sitting just outside the play-offs coming into the game after a disappointing result during the weekend, while Blackburn are only two points away from coming up with a play-off place. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Derby’s four-game winning streak in all competitions came to a halt after a 1-0 loss against Rotherham United. Manager Frank Lampard was sent off in the game.
Blackburn failed to hold on to a narrow 1-0 lead in the dying moments of the game against Aston Villa during the weekend. As a result, they remain with just two victories so far this season.
The recent game between Blackburn and Derby produced a 1-0 win for the former at Ewood Park. The Lancashire team were also able to claim a 2-1 win in their last trip to the Pride Park. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Derby County.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Derby County win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Blackburn are given odds of 3.60 to win the game. However, this is a price that does not make a lot of sense for a team that has only two victories this season. Blackburn’s only away victory this season was a narrow success over Hull City. Even though Derby come on the back of a disappointing loss against Rotherham in which the team did not create much, they have home advantage and the lack of preparation time for Blackburn will play into their hands. Our preview would pick a win for Derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Derby County win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Derby County vs Blackburn Rovers draw odds: 3.30
Blackburn Rovers win odds: 3.60
Correct Score odds
Blackburn have been able to score a goal in each of the three away matches this season, while Derby have been quite sharp at home since conceding four against Leeds United in their first home match under Lampard. Even though Lampard’s team have been inconsistent going forward, they have the ability to eke out clean sheets. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 2-0 win for Derby County.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Derby County 2-0 win at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This is a match between two clubs that have managed just over one goal per game so far this season. They both have conceded the same number of goals (9) at the back. After the defeat against Rotherham, Derby will be extra cautious in this match. Our total goals prediction would opt for a game that has under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Tom Lawrence’s red card robs Derby of a major creative asset in the team and this would make David Nugent as one of the key figures going forward. Nugent has not featured since the away victory over Hull City, but our first goalscorer prediction would back the 33-year-old.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]David Nugent at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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