Derby County are hoping to build on their slim play-off hopes when they take on QPR at Pride Park on Monday night. Frank Lampard’s men have dropped three points behind the top six places but they do have a game in hand. Derby have been very inconsistent over the last few weeks, while QPR have been able to end relegation fears with an eight-point advantage over the bottom three. QPR will be safe from relegation with a victory this weekend. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Derby could only manage a 2-2 draw with Birmingham City at the St Andrew’s Stadium. Derby have only picked up two victories in the last six matches, and their play-off hopes are becoming thin with every week.
QPR could not overcome Blackburn at home and ended up losing 2-1 against Tony Mowbray’s men at Loftus Road. QPR have registered just one victory in the last nine matches.
Derby and QPR played out a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at Loftus Road. Derby, though, had picked up a 2-0 victory over QPR in the last game at Pride Park. Our betting tips and predictions would pick a victory for Derby County.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Derby County win at 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
Lampard’s men are in desperate need of three points in order to stay in touch with the top six places. The Rams need to utilise the game in hand effectively. Derby are playing away from home in just one of the last three matches. Hence, they would eye three points in this encounter. QPR last picked up an away victory back in December. Since then, the team has been unable to get a success on the road even if they have drawn four out of the 10 matches. Our preview would pick a victory for Derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Derby County win at 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
Derby County vs QPR draw odds: 4.20
QPR win odds: 5.50
Correct Score odds
Derby have been scoring for fun when it comes to matches at Pride Park. There have been 10 goals from the Rams in the last two home games. Stoke City, who have a strong defensive record, happen to be the only team to prevent Derby from scoring at home in the last five games. Our correct score prediction would pick a 3-0 win for Derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Derby County 3-0 win at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though there have been a couple of low scoring games for Derby at Pride Park, it was also down to the brilliance of the opposition’s defence. QPR do not have such qualities and it is apparent from a team that has conceded 67 goals – one of the worst in the division. Only three teams have conceded more goals than QPR. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Martin Waghorn was on the scoresheet against Birmingham and he has been on a decent run of form. The away game against Blackburn is one of the poorest performances from Martin Waghorn in the last month. Due to this decent form, our first goalscorer prediction would go with the striker, who has eight league goals this season.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Martin Waghorn at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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