Derby County have the opportunity to return to winning ways when they face Bristol City at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon. The Rams played out a frustrating goalless draw in their recent league game and they are six points behind the top-two places. Bristol, however, are lying in the bottom end of the table with a similar six-point gap to the playoffs. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Derby could not close the gap on the automatic promotion places after settling for a 0-0 draw against Nottingham Forest. The hosts are still unbeaten in the past three games with two wins to boost.
Bristol only managed a 2-2 draw against Norwich City in their recent league clash. The stalemate took their unbeaten run to four matches, but only two of those have resulted in wins.
Pride Park was the destination for the previous meeting between the sides and it finished in a goalless draw. Our betting tips and predictions expect Derby to return to winning ways.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Derby County win at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
Bristol are priced at 3.80 for an away win but we are not anticipating this outcome. The visitors have recently shown a good run of form with eight points accumulated from four matches but they are still likely to struggle against Derby. Bristol are winless on the road against Derby since 2011. Our preview fancies Frank Lampard’s side to continue their three-match unbeaten run with a win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Derby County win at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
Derby County vs Bristol City draw odds: 3.50
Bristol City win odds: 3.80
Correct Score odds
Both Derby and Bristol have picked up four points from the previous two matches but the former have looked much impressive with back-to-back clean sheets. We are not fancying another shutout for the Rams this weekend but they should be able to outclass the visitors with the better organisation in the backline of late. Our correct score prediction is to go for a Derby 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Derby County 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Derby have produced three or more goals in the majority of their home matches since October. This trend may continue against Lee Johnson’s side, who have witnessed more than two goals in four of their previous five away trips to Pride Park. 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 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jack Marriott and Harry Wilson have been key to Derby’s recent push to the playoff positions and we are fancying the former to open the scoresheet this weekend. The 24-year-old has netted six league goals since becoming a regular starter in October and one of those came against Wigan in a slender 1-0 win earlier in the month. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Marriott.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jack Marriott[/bet_tip_now]
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