Derby County look to revive the find hopes of finishing in the play-offs when they take on Bolton at the Pride Park this weekend. Derby have dropped to 8th place in the league table and they are now a massive five points away from the top six places with six matches left. The lack of consistency and momentum has hurt Derby’s push for promotion. Meanwhile, Bolton edged closer towards relegation as the team now have just five matches in order to overturn a nine-point deficit to Wigan. Follow all our predictions, free bets, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Derby County lost a five-game unbeaten streak after a 2-0 loss against Blackburn at Ewood Park. It was a disappointing performance from Derby, who have just two home matches in the next five encounters.
Bolton lost for a fourth time in five matches after the team were beaten 2-0 by Middlesbrough at the Macron Stadium. This was the 25th defeat of the campaign for Bolton, who have only managed eight victories this season.
The reverse fixture witnessed Bolton getting one of those eight victories, as they managed a 1-0 success over Derby at Macron Stadium. Derby had picked up a 3-0 success over Bolton when they last encountered this team at the Pride Park. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a victory for Derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Derby win at 1.40[/bet_tip_now]
Frank Lampard will be looking for a positive response from his team as they look to recover quickly from the loss against Blackburn. Any more dropped points will be disastrous for Derby in their objective to qualify for the play-offs. Bolton are almost edging towards the drop with a huge gap emerging to safety. Bolton have to pick up at least nine points from the remaining 15 in order to stand a chance of staying in the division, but it is tough to expect the same from a team that has only picked up eight wins this season. Our preview would back a win for Derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Derby win at 1.40[/bet_tip_now]
Derby vs Bolton draw odds: 4.75
Bolton win odds: 9.50
Correct Score odds
Derby County failed to score against Blackburn as the team were unable to make any impact going forward. Bolton know all too well about not scoring, as they have been unable to get any goalscoring form going this season. Bolton have registered only 29 goals in the 41 league matches. Our correct score prediction would opt for a Derby 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Derby 2-0 win at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The recent encounter between Bolton and Derby is only the second to produce under 2.5 goals when these two teams have met each other in the last four years. Derby are expected to be the only scorer in this match, while Bolton’s goalscoring blues are set to continue. 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 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Harry Wilson remains as the top scorer for Derby with 12 league goals, but he had a mediocre encounter against Blackburn. There was just one shot on target from Wilson, who did come up with a brace in the recent match against Brentford. The 22-year-old is our pick in the first goalscorer prediction to break the deadlock.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Harry Wilson at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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