Derby County are in desperate need of a win when they take on Ipswich Town at Pride Park in the first midweek action of the 2018-19 Championship season. Frank Lampard is coming under pressure after having seen his Derby team take just three points in the league so far. Ipswich Town have fared worse as they have managed a tally of just two points. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Derby County lost a second consecutive league match as the team were beaten 2-1 by Millwall at the Den. The result raises pressure on Lampard, who is in his first job as a manager.
Ipswich still wait for their first win of the 2018-19 season but the team picked up a well-deserved 1-1 draw with Aston Villa. Ipswich have lost twice and picked up two draws in their four games this season.
The recent game between Ipswich and Derby at Portman Road witnessed a 2-1 win for the visitors. This was a revenge for Ipswich’s 1-0 win in the last meeting at Pride Park. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
Derby County are at a price of 1.72 for a victory in the match. Ipswich are given a price of 5.50 for the same outcome. Yet, we would not choose this option. Derby have shown a tendency to struggle against physical opposition and Ipswich just come on the back of a game in which they created several opportunities from set pieces. Derby have also failed to win the last six home games against Ipswich, who surprisingly have a great record at Pride Park after registering four consecutive wins. A draw would be an appropriate option.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich Town win odds: 5.50
Derby County win odds: 1.72
Correct Score odds
Derby were largely on the fringes against Millwall but they still managed to get a goal through David Nugent. Frank Lampard’s men have their ability to score at least a goal while Ipswich will be able to match the hosts if they continue their focus on creating chances from set pieces. Our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been more than 2.5 goals in all of the league matches involving Derby this season, but the upcoming game can be a tight affair with Lampard keen to plug the holes at the back. Ipswich also lack creativity to open up opposition from open play. Our total goals prediction would stick with under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Martin Waghorn failed to get a shot on target against Millwall and his replacement David Nugent made an impression by pulling up with a goal. A Championship veteran, Nugent will be keen on a run out in the team and Lampard may also put the 33-year-old in the starting line-up so as to maintain freshness. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick David Nugent.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]David Nugent at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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