Derby v Sheffield United Prediction & Betting Tips, 20th October 201817th October 2018 / lee
Derby v Sheffield United Championship Preview, 20th October 5.30pm
The Rams have been finding those wins hard to come by with just the one in their last six games. So there’s a bit of pressure on Frank Lampard starting to build. Things will certainly a look brighter for them if they can bank three points at home against the current league leaders Sheffield United on Saturday evening. Read our Derby v Sheffield United betting tips for more.
Derby v Sheffield United Betting Odds*
Sheffield United 13/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 16th, 2018 at 9:07 p.m.)
Derby News and Form
The Rams were just struggling to hold themselves together before the international break. They are just W1 D3 L2 in their last six games and this is the first really big test of Frank Lampard’s managerial ability. Can he get them out of their rut? They do have the home form to suggest that they are going to be in this fixture though as they are W4 D2 in their last six at Pride Park. So that’s strong form from them and they have a clean sheet in three of their last five there.
So under 2.5 goals is going to take our preference here at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 10:06 pm). This would be some home win for them if they could pull it off. Derby have faced one other top three side at home this season and lost that 4-1 against Leeds. If you look at their form overall home and away, they have one clean sheet in their last seven. They don’t exactly have the goals in them to compensate for a weakening defence.
Sheffield United News and Form
Sheffield United are flying along at the top of the table and have won their last four games on the bounce. That has been a real strong showing from them. They have won their last two away games as well, part of an overall W4 L2 record on the road this season in the Championship. They have scored pretty freely away from home as well averaging 1.67 goals per gaway game.
Sheffield United have netted at least two goals in each of the four away games that they have put on the board this season. So we feel that they can make an impact in this game in terms of getting on the board and the 1-1 draw in the correct score market is at 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 10:06 pm). The Blades have the joint-best away record in the Championship this season, alongside Leeds. How much will the break for the recent internationals have broken their momentum?
Derby v Sheffield United Head to Head
There was a 1-1 draw between them at Pride Park last season which was after Sheffield United had taken a home win over the Rams. Sheffield United are W2 D1 in their last three at Pride Park. Five of the last six between them have ended under 2.5 goals. In the last six league meetings, Sheffield United are W2 D3 L1 against the Rams home and away.
Who will win – Derby v Sheffield United Predictions
Draw. Derby aren’t so bad on home soil that they are not going to be competitive in this one. Also, Sheffield United’s hot streak of form could well have been thrown off by the international break. We are backing the Rams to grind out a point.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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