Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Preston North End entertain Derby County in Friday’s Championship showdown at Deepdale. The hosts have recently found form with back-to-back triumphs and they are still in mid-table with a 10-point deficit to Derby County, who are occupying the final playoff position after returning to winning ways in the previous matchday. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Preston bagged their second league win on the bounce last weekend after they got the better of Stoke City by a 2-0 scoreline on the road. Alan Browne and Brad Potts scored for Alex Neil’s team.
Derby’s last Championship encounter saw them secure their maiden league win in 2019 after beating Reading 2-0 in their stadium. They have since progressed to the FA Cup fifth round after a slender 1-0 triumph over Accrington Stanley.
Preston’s last encounter against Derby was at Pride Park in August which ended 2-0 in the latter’s favour. Their previous home meeting saw Derby come up triumphs by a 1-0 score. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a Preston win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Preston North End win at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
Derby are priced at 3.20 to secure the three points, but we are not anticipating this outcome. Derby have struggled to garner regular victories since December and they have won just thrice in the past seven matches. Preston’s run has been quite similar but they should have the momentum on their side after bagging successive triumphs on their travels this month. Our preview fancies Preston to secure their maiden win over Derby since 2008.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Preston North End win at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
Preston North End vs Derby County draw odds: 3.30
Derby County win odds: 3.20
Correct Score odds
Preston and Derby have netted nine and eight goals respectively in the past five league games but the former have fared slightly better after conceding just half of the number of goals as the visitors. The same could be observed on Friday as Preston should fancy outscoring a Derby side which has conceded eight times in the past three away games. Our correct score prediction favours a Preston 3-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Preston North End 3-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Preston have failed to keep a clean sheet in their stadium since October and the trend is likely to continue against Derby, who possess the quality to break through the opposition defence while they remain vulnerable in their own backline. Hence, our total goals prediction is to go with more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Preston’s new signings Brad Potts and Jayden Stockley have recently been among the goals but it has been Alan Browne, who has been the chief orchestrator in the attacking midfield role. The 23-year-old has failed to score in just one of the past four league games and he can be fancied to keep up his form with another meaningful contribution against Derby. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Browne.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Alan Browne at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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