Derby County will seek to return to winning ways when they entertain Norwich City at Pride Park on Wednesday night. Frank Lampard’s side have been inconsistent with their showing this campaign and a surprise defeat at Bolton last weekend sees them adrift of the playoff positions on goal difference. Norwich, however, have had no such concerns and their winning run since the last international break has propelled them into the top six with a three-point deficit to leaders West Bromwich Albion. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Derby saw a two-match unbeaten league run cease last weekend after they succumbed to a surprise 1-0 defeat at Bolton. Craig Noone netted the sole goal of the clash in the 10th minute.
Norwich made it four league victories on the bounce as they claimed a 1-0 triumph over Wigan Athletic. Mario Vrancic made the difference after converting a penalty four minutes from time.
The previous meeting between the sides was at Pride Park in February which ended in a 1-1 stalemate. Matej Vydra and James Maddison found the net for Derby and Norwich respectively. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a Derby win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Derby County win at 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
Norwich are priced at 3.75 for a win but we are not backing this result. The Canaries have excelled since mid-September with four straight victories and this has included a couple of away triumphs. However, those two have come against Queens Park Rangers and Reading who are lingering at the tailend of the table and they can expect a stiffer challenge at Derby. Lampard’s side were disappointing after they failed to beat Bolton on the road last weekend but at home, they have looked a different outfit on both ends of the pitch. Our preview is to go for a Derby win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Derby County win at 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
Derby County vs Norwich City draw odds: 3.30
Norwich City win odds: 3.75
Correct Score odds
Over the past decade, Derby and Norwich have faced each other at Pride Park on five occasions and the hosts have fared better with two wins to one. Derby have a decent advantage over the opposition and they can take heart from the fact that Norwich have not secured an away win against a top-half club since Bristol City in January 2018. Our correct score prediction anticipates a Derby 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Derby County 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
In the past five meetings at Pride Park, there have been three matches which have witnessed a minimum of three goals. Lampard will expect a strong response from Derby after another demoralising away defeat. Our total goals prediction is to go for over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Mason Mount has been a huge revelation for Derby since making the switch from Chelsea on a season-long loan last summer. The attacker has already netted five goals for the club across all competitions this includes three in the Championship. Just like teammate Harry Wilson, Mount is known for his set-pieces and the tendency to take long shots. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Mount.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Mason Mount at 8.50 [/bet_tip_now]
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