Who will be playing the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool next season in the top flight? Aston Villa head to the Championship play-off finals as the favourites. They will be taking on the resilient Rams who produced a massive comeback to knock Leeds out of the playoffs. Can they pull off a similar upset against Villa? Read our Aston Villa v Derby betting tips for more.
Aston Villa 6/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 20th, 2019 at 11:23 p.m.)
Aston Villa simply powered their way to the end of the season. They put together a ten-match winning streak at one point. That was right before taking just one point from their last two league games of the season. But they showed good character in their play-off semi-final against West Brom. Despite a second leg defeat away from home, Villa won the penalty shootout to get through. Now it’s a game against the Rams for a place in the EPL, a team who they have beaten twice easily this season.
Villa were the third top scorers in the league this season so they have that big asset going for them. They have struck the back of the net in all but one of their last fifteen games. During the course of the regular season, they averaged 1.8 goals per game. Last season they were in this very same position as they faced up to Fulham. The Villains were favourites for that game but suffered a 1-0 defeat. It is perhaps interesting that Villa, with their games against West Brom in the semi-finals included, have only gone W3 D3 L5 against the other top six finishers this term. Two of those wins were against Derby.
Aston took back to back wins over Derby in this season’s Championship
The Villains scored seven unanswered goals against the Rams this season
Derby are winless in three against Villa currently
Both teams have scored in just one of the last eight meetings
Who much will their 3-0 and 4-0 losses during the regular season against Villa be on the midst of Derby? The Rams looked down and out, trailing 2-0 on aggregate just before the midway point of the second leg of their semi-final tie against Leeds. But then they mounted a stunning comeback to win 4-3 on aggregate in a dramatic conclusion. During the course of the regular season, Derby went W4 D1 L5 against the five teams who finished above them in the table.
That comeback success against Leeds in the semi-final, coupled with a six-match undefeated streak of form at the back end of the season, does leave Frank Lampard’s men in good stead. This is third time that Derby have been to the playoff final. Both of their previous appearances ended in defeat, the first back in 1994 against Leicester and then more recently in 2014 when they were pipped to the post by QPR. They keep knocking on the door having reached the semi-finals now in two of the last three seasons. Can they take that extra step back up to the top flight?
Derby did put a strong finish to the season together. But Villa’s form has been even better and even in defeat at West Brom in the second leg of their semi-final, they were on top in the fixture. Dean Smith’s men should be ready to deliver after their near miss in last season’s playoff final. Aston Villa to win.
24th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
It is Aston Villa and Derby who will be stepping out at Wembley in the Championship Play-Off Final. The Championship play-off final is the richest game in English football, with the huge prize being a place among the elite in the country next season.
Premier League football awaits one of these next season. Which one will it be? It is Aston Villa who are the 6/5 favourites with bookmakers to win the Wembley duel* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 16th, 2019 at 3:16 p.m.)
Aston Villa 6/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 16th, 2019 at 3:16 p.m.)
Aston Villa met their Midlands rivals West Brom in their Championship play-off semi-final. The Villains took a 2-1 lead at home in the first leg, so went to the Hawthorns with something to defend. They lost 1-0 on the night, as the Baggies came back hard at them. However, there is no away goal rule in the playoffs, which worked in Villa’s favour.
Instead, the game went to a penalty shootout. It was Villa who stormed out to a lead in that as West Brom missed their first two kicks. Tammy Abraham sealed the deal for Villa to give them a 4-3 shootout success. So after a three-year absence from the top flight, Aston Villa have just one more step to go to end that. They are 8/13 for Promotion* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 16th, 2019 at 3:16 p.m.).
Derby though pulled off some heroics in their semi-final against Leeds after looking down and out. The Rams were already 1-0 down in the tie from the first leg at home, and when they conceded the opening goal of the second leg at Elland Road, things looked pretty dire for them. On the stroke of half time, though, substitute Jack Marriott made the most of a mistake in the Leeds backline to tie the game up.
That changed the whole complexion of the game. Derby came out roaring in the second half, Mason Mount striking just after the restart which meant that it was game on. Derby stayed on the front foot picking up a stunning 4-2 win on the night to move through to the play-off final. It would be some achievement for Rams boss Frank Lampard in his first season in charge to get the club up to the top flight.
In the head to head between the two sides this season, it is Aston Villa who held a clear advantage. They powered their way to a 3-0 success at Pride Park in the first league meeting, before taking a 4-0 win over them back on home soil. Derby have taken just one win in their last nine games against Villa.
16th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Leeds shook off some poor form at the end of the regular season to give themselves an advantage going into the second leg of this playoff semi-final. Leeds will head back to Elland Road with a 1-0 advantage in the tie now. Will that be enough for the Whites to hold on and make it through? Will Derby have enough about them to mount a comeback? Read our Leeds v Derby betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 12th, 2019 at 3:28 p.m.)
Leeds have a good advantage behind them now for this playoff tie. They badly needed that positive at Pride Park in the first leg of this semi-final too, as they fell out of form at the end of the regular season. Leeds took just the one point from their final four league games of the season. So they were struggling there and had lost back to back away games as well. Across the course of the regular season, Leeds posted a W14 D4 L5 record for the season at Elland Road. In their last five games of the regular season though they only posted a W2 D1 L2 record, taking one point from their final two games played.
Leeds averaged 1.65 goals per home game in the course of the regular season and had their defensive strengths as well. They conceded at an under a goal per game on average. In total Leeds earned a clean sheet in 39% of their home fixtures. They finished the regular season on a four-match scoring streak of form at Elland Road, and they were level at the halftime break in 12 of their home fixtures. Leeds scored 63% of their home goals in the second period of matches and they opened the scoring in 14 of their games. The Whites closed out the season with the fifth best home record of all teams in the Championship and the third-best defence overall.
The Rams were carrying great form through to the end of the regular season with them, so it was a little surprising that they let the home advantage slip in this tie. The Rams were on a four-match winning streak of form before the loss against Leeds in this first game of this tie. Now, what can they come up with on the road? Derby are unbeaten in their last three away games, drawing two of those. Across the course of the regular season, they came up with seven away wins in a W7 D7 L9 record. They lost three of their five away games against the top five finishers.
Derby averaged 1.26 goals per away game, conceding at an average of 1.5 per road game. They did struggle for their away clean sheets, taking one in just 13% of their road fixtures. Of the seven wins that they did take away from home during the season, five of them were by a one-goal margin. Five of their nine away defeats were by a one-goal margin only. Derby finished the season on a six-match scoring streak, but how costly will that blank at Pride Park be? Derby only managed to open the scoring in one away game. They are going to have their work cut out for them.
The confidence that Leeds will have taken from their first leg success will have been huge. They can afford to be patient now and take the string out of this second leg. Another low scoring game could be on the cards. Leeds to win to nil.
13th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
At one stage of the season, it looked as if Derby had blown their chances of reaching the playoffs this season. But the strong finish got them there in the end, the Rams having to hold their nerve. As for Leeds, a poor run of form over their final four matches of the season saw them squander a golden chance at automatic promotion. Can they pick themselves back up to challenge in this play-off semi-final? Read our Derby v Leeds betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 5th, 2019 at 4:56 p.m.)
Between the middle of February and early April, Derby managed to win just two of 10 league games and they didn’t look as if they were going to be partaking in playoff action this season. However, they rallied themselves well with Frank Lampard guiding his troops to 4 wins in their last six league games (D2). So that was a fantastic run of form and there were a couple of tough games in that sequence as well. They managed to earn a 2-0 away win at Bristol city who were still in the mix for a run at the playoffs at the time, and then on the final day of the season Derby made sure of their own playoff fate by beating West Brom at Pride Park.
The home form of Derby over the course of the season was W13 D7 L3. They produced a mixed bag of results from their five games against the teams who finished above them in the table, Derby going W2 D1 L2 from those five games. They averaged 1.7 goals per home game this season and they were impressive at the back, conceding at under a goal per home fixture. In total, Derby claimed a clean sheet in 37% of home games. Of their 13 home successes for the season, nine of them were by a margin of at least two goals. Derby are on a seven match undefeated streak of form home form and they have scored at least two goals in each of their last four home fixtures.
Leeds won 4-1 at Derby earlier this season
Leeds are undefeated in three league games against the Rams (W2 L1)
Derby have won one of their last four at home against Leeds (D1 L2)
Leeds are on a five-match scoring streak against the Rams
Well, it certainly turned all bit sour for Leeds at the end of the season. They managed to claim just the one point in their final four games of the campaign and pretty much summing up their demise, was a 3-2 away defeat at bottom side Ipswich on the final day of the season. So there has to be some concern over them ahead of this tough play-off semi-final. Basically, these had just lost their way with three defeats in their last four away games of the season as well (W1). So this is actually a big tough mental battle for them now. But they can take confidence from their performances in big away games during the course of the regular season. From their five away matches against other top six finishers leave produced a W4 L1 record.
The overall away form of Leeds this season was W11 D4 L8 and they average 1.5 goals per away game. In total, they claimed a clean sheet in 36% of their away games for the season. In 13 of their 23 away games during the regular season, Leeds were sat level at the halftime break in games. Seven of their 11 away wins recorded were by just the one goal margin only. The Whites scored 66% of their away goals in the second period of their away games. To finish the season, Leeds failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their final four games they are really going to need to rediscover their defensive strength ahead of this first leg away test against Derby. Leeds did finish the regular season with the third best defensive record in the second tier.
Give the respective form of these two at the end of the season, Burnley look well primed to earn a good advantage for themselves in the first leg of this semi-final tie. Leeds have just lost confidence in themselves. Derby to win.
7th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Derby missed a chance in midweek to lock down the final playoff spot. They could only manage a draw at Swansea, meaning that they can still be caught now on the final weekend by either Middlesbrough or Bristol City. So the Rams have to sweat. This is no easy game for them either against the in-form Albion. Read our Derby v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom 14/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 3rd, 2019 at 4:54 p.m.)
The Rams claimed a point in a 1-1 draw at Swansea in midweek, which was their game in hand over the others in the playoff race. If they had won that they would be sitting three points clear of Middlesbrough with a massive goal difference advantage over Boro. So they would really have claimed the sixth spot. They didn’t win though and now they need a big shift at home against West Brom. Derby are W12 D7 L3 this season on home soil in the second tier, they have won their last three at Pride Park.
Home and away the Rams have suffered just one defeat in their last eleven league games now, winning five of those games in that sequence. Derby have produced an average of 1.7 goals per home game this season, claiming a clean sheet in 36% of fixtures. Derby has scored at least two goals in each of their last three home games so have that going for them. They have gone without a clean sheet in any of their last five though, home and away. The Rams have been level at the half time break in 10 of their home games this season. A point in this one won’t guarantee them the sixth place, so they have to push for a positive result.
Derby claimed a 4-1 away win at West Brom in October
The Rams are W1 D1 in their two previous CHampionship home games against WBA
West Brom have won one of their last five against the Rams in all competitions
Both teams have scored in each of the last four meetings
The Baggies have locked down a playoff spot and they could finish third if they win and third-placed Leeds lose. West Brom have come into a bit of form with three wins in their last four games played (D1). West Brom have scored at least two goals in four of their last five league games now and out on the road they have taken a W11 D4 L7 record this season. Even though their form has been going well, it’s interesting that each of their last five wins have been against teams who are 12th or lower in the table.
West Brom average 1.5 goals per away game this season and they are winless in three on their travels, winning one of their last five away games. They have actually failed to scored in two of their last three away games now. They played out a 0-0 draw at Reading in their last road fixture. In total West Brom have earned a clean sheet in 27% of away games, but home and away they have managed just one in their last seven fixtures. Of their eleven road victories this season, eight of them have been by a one-goal margin. Five of their seven away losses have been by a one-goal margin.
Huge pressure is on Derby and this is a difficult home game for them on the final day of the season. There has to be nerves going on here. West Brom will be a threat and the Baggies may well have enough about them to deny the Rams that win. Draw.
4th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Swansea will be finishing in the top half of the table this season but haven’t done enough to get themselves into the playoff picture. This is a huge game for Derby though who are occupying the sixth place in the table heading into midweek action. A win will leave them with a three-point cushion over the chasing Middlesbrough and with a far superior goal difference over them. Anything less and they could still be caught on the final day. Read our Swansea v Derby betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 29th, 2019 at 6:15 p.m.)
Swansea are carrying some good form at the moment and will it be enough to scupper some important points for the visiting Derby? Swansea have won five of their last seven Championship fixtures, home and away (D1 L1). Their home form is absolutely superb at the moment having won six of their last seven at the Liberty Stadium. Going back further they are currently undefeated in their last 10 Championship home fixtures, winning seven.
So that is not something Derby really want to hear right now. Swansea have scored well at an average of 1.9 goals per home game this season and 64% of all fixtures at the liberty stadium have made it over 2.5 goals. Actually, 45% of Swansea’s home games have made it over 3.5 goals. The Swans have taken a clean sheet in 36% of their home fixtures this season and seven of their 12 home wins have been by a margin of at least two goals.
Looking at their goal scoring at the moment Swansea have scored at least two goals in each of their last six home games. They are however without a clean sheet in their last four. They were at home on the weekend when they played out a 2-2 draw against Hull. Swansea are on a 10 match scoring streak at the moment on home soil and they have been leading at the halftime break in eight of their home fixtures. Swansea have opened the scoring in 14 of their 22 home fixtures and over the last eight rounds of Championship action, there are only two teams in the league who have earned more points in that span of games than what Swansea have done.
Derby took a 2-1 home win over Swansea back at the start of December
That is back-to-back wins in the league at that Derby have taken over Swansea, both 2-1 wins
Swansea are winless in three league games against Derby
The Swans Are unbeaten in their last four home games against Derby, three of those being a draw
Derby got themselves a huge result in a tough away game at Bristol City on the weekend. The Rams took a 2-0 win at Ashton Gate. That it is three wins in their last four league games now, so they have come back into form at the perfect time to make a run at the playoffs. A victory in this one will all but guarantee that they get there, because of their superior goal difference over Middlesbrough. Derby have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven league games, so like Swansea, they are in pretty good shape at the moment.
The Rams have suffered only one defeat in their last 10 league fixtures, home and away. While there are a lot of positives when for them at the moment, their victory at Bristol City on the weekend snapped a eight-match away winless streak that they were on. The overall away form of Derby this season is W7 D6 L9. In the away games during this campaign Derby have averaged 1.3 goals per road fixture. They have conceded at an average of 1.5.
There has been a significant lack of clean sheets from them. Derby have taken a clean sheet in just 14% of their away games. But it is worth noting that they have earned a clean sheet in three of their last four league games, home and away. Of the seven wins that Derby have recorded this season away from pride Park, five of them have been by a one-goal margin. If they only manage to get a draw in this one, or no points at all, they are going to have to fight on the final day of the season
There is certainly enough about the home form of Swansea at the moment to warrant backing them to get something out of this game. Derby need a win to be able to relax somewhat on the final day of the season, but the draw in the match outright in this one looks a pretty good proposition.
29th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Pressure. Is. On. What a setup there is for this game. This is a battle for a top six place. Derby start the weekend in that precious sixth spot but are only a point ahead of Bristol City. So this almost has the feel of being a winner takes all match. Whoever does come out on top will have strong control of locking down that final play-off place. Read our Bristol City v Derby betting tips for more.
Bristol City 7/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 26th, 2019 at 6:58 p.m.)
Bristol City suffered a 2-0 reverse at Sheffield Wednesday last weekend. With just one point from their last three league games, their chance of a top-six finish have been hit. They are undefeated in their last four games on home soil with a W2 D2 record. They played out a 1-1 draw against Reading in their last home fixture. Overall this season the Robins have taken a W8 D8 L6 record at Ashton Gate. They have averaged 1.3 goals per home game this season in the Championship.
Just 36% of Bristol City’s home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals, the Robins having taken a clean sheet in 18% of home games. Of their eight home successes this season, six of them have been by a one-goal margin. Bristol City have been level at half time in eleven home games. They have produced 68% of their home goals in the second period of fixtures and they haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last seven on home soil. They have the third best defensive record in the league though, can it help them to get a crucial three points in this one?
There was a 1-1 draw between these two at Pride Park in December
Four of the last five meetings have ended in a draw
Bristle City are unbeaten in five against the Rams
The Robins won 4-1 at home over Derby last season
The Rams collected a 2-0 home win over QPR last weekend to move them back up into the play-off places. That is seven points collected from their last three league games now The Rams have only suffered the one defeat in their last nine league outings now so have come back into form just at the right time. However, their upturn in form has largely come about on home soil. The Rams are winless in their last eight games away from home in the Championship. They have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last six.
Derby have actually conceded at least two goals in each of their last four league away games now. Derby have averaged 1.2 goals per away game this season and they have only managed a clean sheet in 10% of their road games, which is pretty poor. Of the six away victories that they have taken this season, five of them have been by a one-goal margin. Just seven times this season have Derby opened the scoring in an away game. Derby have posted a W2 D1 L3 record from their six away games against others currently in the top seven this season. Bristol City are eighth.
It is not difficult to imagine that this is going to be a really tense game given what is at stake. The onus is on the Robins to come out and produce on home soil though. With the away form of Derby not being great at the moment, the home win does have the most appeal.
27th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Rams are sitting just outside of the playoffs and they really need to make a move. They are three points out of sixth place as it stands so have some work to do. They could only manage a draw out at Birmingham though on Friday. QPR suffered a loss on Friday in a home defeat against Blackburn. Read our Derby v QPR betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 19th, 2019 at 8:08 p.m.)
The Rams twice had to come from behind at Birmingham to get themselves a draw. They need more than that to really get into a stronger position in the race for a top six finish though. Derby have only suffered the one defeat in their last eight league games (W3 D4). They have won three of their last five league home games (D2). The Rams have only suffered a defeat in their last twelve home fixtures. So that has been a good record from them. This game, on paper, is the easiest one that they have left during their run in.
Derby have averaged 1.7 goals per home game this season and their defence has been good. The Rams have conceded at under a goal per home game and only 48% of their home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals. The Rams have earned a clean sheet in 33% of their home games in the Championship this season. Seven of their eleven home victories have been by a two-goal margin or more. Derby have fired off a total of ten goals in their last two home games so they have been a bit more ruthless. They have scored at least two goals in four of their last five, home and away.
The last two meetings have ended in 1-1 draw
Derby are undefeated in five against QPR
Both teams have scored in two of the last nine meetings
Derby have won their last four league home games against QPR to nil
QPR lost 2-1 at home against Blackburn on Friday. That leaves them with only one win in their last nine league fixtures. Away from home, they have had a lot of trouble this season. They have only taken the four wins all term on their travels (D6 L11). They are currently without a win in any of their last nine on the road now and they have lost six of their last eight away from Loftus Road (D2). They may very well be facing a stiff challenge to get anything out of this trip to Pride Park on Monday.
QPR have scored 18 away goals this season which is an average of under a goal per game. Their defence has been very leaky this season having conceded at an average of 1.7 goals per away game. 57% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. They have managed to pick up a clean a sheet in 24% of their away games. QPR have been level at the halftime break in 10 of their 21 away games and they have conceded 57% of their away goals in the second period of games. QPR have scored in just one of their last five away games.
Derby have to throw everything at this now and they should get the better of QPR. The R’s just haven’t been there with their away form at all and don’t pose too much of a threat in front of goal. There’s a good chance for Derby to pick up a win to nil in this one.
19th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Derby have some pretty unsteady form behind them at the moment, but they have still managed to cling onto a top six place. But that is a bit tenuous and they are going to have to raise their game considerably to stay there. Stoke will turn up being unbeaten in five. Read our Derby v Stoke betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 12th, 2019 at 3:35 p.m.)
Derby were held at home in a 1-1 draw by Sheffield Wednesday on the weekend. That leaves the Rams with only the one win in their last six league outings (D2 L3). So they aren’t on song at the moment at all. That result on the weekend leaves them at W9 D6 L3 for the season. Their home form hasn’t been bad with three wins in their last four at Pride Park (L1) and in all of their home wins this season in the Championship, Derby have scored at least two goals. Dery have just one clean sheet in six home games.
Home and away, the Rams have not taken a clean sheet in their last six played. So their defence has been letting them down a bit. In total Derby have taken a clean sheet in 28% of their home games this season, with both teams having scored at 61% of their home fixtures. None of their nine home win this season have been by a margin of more than two goals. The Rams have only been trailing at half time three times at home this term, conceding 61% of their home goals in the second half of fixtures.
Stoke claimed a 2-1 home success over Derby earlier this season
Stoke have won three of the last four meetings in all competition (L1)
Both teams have scored in just one of the last five meetings
Derby have lost their last two at home against Stoke by a 2-0 scoreline
Stoke earned a point away at QPR on the weekend. That was their fourth draw in their last five games (W1). So they are proving hard to beat at the moment. Their away campaign has been a real bust for them this season with just a W2 D11 L5 record having been posted. Their last away victory was record back towards the end of October. They are on a ten-match undefeated streak of form since then on their travels. Each of their last four away games have ended up under 2.5 goals. Each of their last eight games, home and away have gone under the goal line.
Stoke have averaged under a goal per game on their travels this season. The Potters have two clean sheets in their last three away games (both 0-0 scorelines) but they have scored just one goal in their last four away from home. Stoke have taken a clean sheet in a total of one-third of their away games. Four of Stoke’s five away defeats this season have been by a two-goal margin. The Potters have only opened the scoring in five of their 18 road fixtures so far this season. They have the sixth-best defensive record in the second tier currently.
Stoke look to have enough about them to go and claim a point at Pride Park on the weekend. The Rams certainly are nothing too much for them to fear at the moment. The 1-1 correct score looks a solid proposition.
13th March 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Nottingham Forest are on the outskirts of the playoff spots in the Championship and with a big task ahead of them to get into the mix. This is a big game for them and for Derby who are one place above them. The Rams are losing a bit of momentum and they too are playing catch-up with the top six. Read our Nottingham Forest v Derby betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 7/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 21st, 2019 at 3:27 p.m.)
Forest have only lost one of their last five League games, but have played out back-to-back draws heading into this one. Their home form has not been all that bad really in the Championship this season. Forest are W8 D4 L4 on home soil. Forest also won three of their last four home games (L1) including their last two. But when you look back at the bigger picture of their current form, they are just W2 D2 L3 home and away combined.
So that inconsistency is where their push for a playoff spot has hindered them. Nottingham Forest have scored 22 goals in 16 home games this season. Less than half of their League home games have ended up over 2.5 goals. They have done pretty well defensively as they have conceded at under a goal per game at home on average in the Championship.
That having been said they don’t have a clean sheet in any of their last six home fixtures. In total there has been a clean sheet for Forest in 31% of their home games. It has not been a bad season from them at all as they are currently 10 points better off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign. Forest have conceded 80% of their home goals in the second half of games.
There was a 0-0 draw between them earlier this season
The last two meetings have ended in 0-0 draws
Derby are undefeated in six against Forest (W3 D3)
Forest have failed to scored in five of their last six against the Rams
The Rams missed a chance in midweek to get back up into the top six as they suffered a shock home defeat against Millwall. While Derby are still in contention for a promotion push, they have been very inconsistent with their results. They have not won back-to-back League games since early December. In their last nine League games, they are W3 D3 L3 so it has been a bit hit and miss for them.
Overall away this season Derby have a W6 D4 L6 record on the board. The Rams are without a win in any of their last three away games and have won only one of their last five on the road (D2 L2). A big part of the problem has been a lack of clean sheets as they have managed just two all season long away from Pride Park.
Derby have scored 21 and have conceded 21 goals away from home this season. Across their last three away games, Derby have managed put just the one goal on the board had that was at current bottom side Ipswich in a 1-1 draw. But they do have the fifth best defensive record in the second tier heading into the weekend, it is not quite happening for Frank Lampard’s men at the moment.
The home form of Nottingham Forest hasn’t been all that bad, and as Derby are pretty much hit and miss on their travels, it could be a good opportunity to back home win in the match outright.
23rd February 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting