Derby County can secure back-to-back league wins for the first time since December when they entertain Sheffield Wednesday at Pride Park this weekend. The Rams have been hampered with key midfield injury concerns of late but they are still within goal difference off the final playoff spot after ending a four-match winless run. Wednesday, meanwhile, are making a late promotion push with a two-month unbeaten streak, and they are six points off the top six. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Derby ended a three-match losing streak on Wednesday night after they registered a 2-1 comeback win over Wigan Athletic. Scott Malone proved the game-changer with Derby’s second goal in the 78th minute.
Wednesday, however, were left frustrated in their recent game where they settled for a 0-0 draw against Sheffield United in the derby. The goalless stalemate was their third since the beginning of February.
Derby previously faced Wednesday at the Hillsborough Stadium in November where they secured a 2-1 win. The last meeting at Pride Park witnessed a 2-0 triumph in Derby’s favour in 2017. Our betting tips and predictions fancy 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]
Wednesday may have gone eight matches without losing but half of those games have resulted in stalemates. Moreover, they have struggled on the road with just one triumph against bottom side Ipswich and this should offer Derby with the slight advantage. The Rams have failed to find the consistency with the injuries hampering their midfield but they still have an attack force which can make the difference on their day. Our preview predicts a second-straight win for Derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Derby County win at 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
Derby County vs Sheffield Wednesday draw odds: 3.10
Sheffield Wednesday win odds: 3.75
Correct Score odds
Despite the recent struggles, Derby have witnessed a good record in their stadium and they have netted two goals in three of the previous four matches where they have been on the winning side. The visitors have not enjoyed a similar run on the road with the solitary win while scoring just three goals. Hence, Derby can be backed for the maximum points in front of their supporters, though a shutout remains doubtful with none in the past five games. Our correct score prediction is to go with 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
Derby have enjoyed a good scoring run at Pride Park of late but they have also tended to concede goals with just one clean sheet since the turn of the year. Both teams can be fancied to find the net, as was the case in the reverse meeting which produced three goals. Our total goals prediction would back more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jack Marriott has gone six league games without finding the scoresheet but he continues to lead the line regularly under Frank Lampard. The 24-year-old has a good chance of breaking the deadlock against Wednesday, as he had contributed a goal and an assist in the reverse fixture. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Marriott.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jack Marriott at 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
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