Derby County take on Nottingham at Pride Park hoping to push for the top two places. Derby are five points behind Leeds United in the second place and Frank Lampard will be aware that his team cannot afford to drop any more points behind the automatic promotion spots. Nottingham Forest are sitting just outside the play-offs with a two-point deficit to Middlesbrough, who occupy the final play-off spot. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Derby County have once again begun an impressive run in the team has picked up three wins in the last four matches. The latest of those victories came away against Wigan at the DW Stadium and Derby were able to get a 1-0 win.
Nottingham Forest lost for the first time in the league since the end of October as Preston shocked the City Ground with a 1-0 win. Forest, though, had picked up only two wins in the previous four matches.
The recent match between Nottingham Forest and Derby County produced a goalless draw at the City Ground, while the meeting at Pride Park witnessed a 2-0 win for the home team. 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 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Nottingham Forest are fresh from a first league defeat in almost two months and they are up against a Derby County outfit that has been quite excellent in recent matches. Even though losses against Aston Villa and Stoke City have taken Derby temporarily out of the picture when it comes to the automatic promotion spots, Lampard’s men have produced some good results in recent matches. Derby may not be at the best when it comes to an away match but the same cannot be said about their home form. Our preview would back a win for Derby County.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Derby County win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Derby County vs Nottingham Forest draw odds: 3.70
Nottingham Forest win odds: 3.80
Correct Score odds
Derby have been a breath of fresh air under Lampard with the team scoring 31 goals so far this season. Derby have to better Forest in terms of goals scored and conceded, but they have been more efficient at piling up points. Forest, meanwhile, have not been clinical going forward. Our correct score prediction would pick a Derby 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Derby 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The last four matches at the Pride Park stadium have all experienced over 2.5 goals while Forest have been able to produce some incredible away results – including a 5-5 draw with Aston Villa. Since both teams have good offensive players on decent form, our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Lewis Grabban has been in stunning form for Nottingham Forest and he has now scored 14 goals in the league this season. Even though he failed to score in the loss against Preston, Grabban has been one of the best forwards in the Championship so far this season. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Grabban.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lewis Grabban at 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
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