Derby County are at Pride Park for this weekend’s league meeting against Preston North End. Frank Lampard’s side returned to winning ways with a midweek triumph over Ipswich Town and they occupy a mid-table position with six points. Preston are lying further down the table with four points after failing to win since the curtain raiser. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Derby ended a two-match winless run on Tuesday night as they picked up a 2-0 win over Ipswich Town. Joe Ledley and Tom Lawrence were the scorers as Derby registered their first home triumph over Ipswich in 11 attempts.
Preston succumbed to their third-straight league defeat after suffering a 2-0 loss to Norwich City. Teemu Pukki and Alexander Tettey scored for the Canaries in the final 10 minutes of the game.
Derby’s last meeting against Preston North End was at Deepdale in April and it finished 1-0 in their favour. They won by the same margin during their previous encounter at Pride Park. Our betting tips and predictions expect Derby to secure three points.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Derby County win at 2.40 [/bet_tip_now]
Preston are priced at 3.00 to end their winless run but their recent history against Derby has not been great. The hosts have had the upper hand in the fixture with no defeats since 2008 and during this period, they have won 70 per cent of their league encounters. Our preview fancies Derby to secure a win with the home advantage at their disposal.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Derby County win at 2.40[/bet_tip_now]
Derby County vs Preston North End draw odds: 3.00
Preston North End win odds: 3.00
Correct Score odds
Derby have scored at least once in each of their matches this season but an average defence has meant that they have leaked seven goals. Preston have fared slightly better defensively with five goals conceded but they have drawn blank in both of their away games. As such, we are fancying the home side to prevail and our correct score prediction would back a Derby 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Derby County 2-0 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
In the last five matches between Derby and Preston, they have only been a maximum of two goals scored per meeting and the result could pave the same way this weekend amid Preston’s scoring woes on the road. Preston are yet to open their scoresheet on their travels this term. Our total goals prediction fancies less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Tom Lawrence has been the leading star for Derby this term and he has already netted thrice in four league matches. The Welshman has also enjoyed good success against Preston North End in the past with two goals from five appearances including the winner at Pride Park in April. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Tom Lawrence.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Tom Lawrence at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
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