Nottingham Forest vs Derby predictions and betting tips for Sunday’s Championship clash at the City Ground with an anytime goalscorer pick and outright prediction included.
The East Midlands derby is always a fiercely contested event and this should be no exception. Forest have improved under Aitor Karanka and arrive here off the back of six-match unbeaten run. Players such as Jack Colback and Ben Watson have certainly had the desired effect since arriving in January and they have given the young side some much needed leadership in the centre of the park. They drew 0-0 with Norwich in midweek and beat Birmingham City during their last home match. Derby remain in the play-offs but they are struggling to turn draws into wins. Gary Rowett’s men dropped yet more points on Tuesday as they surrendered a one goal lead against QPR. The Rams will be hoping to get back on track in this feisty fixture. See our Nottingham Forest vs Derby predictions below and get yourself a free bet to use on our betting tips.
Derby just cannot get over the line at the moment and this is probably not the ideal time to be playing a Forest side who have gained confidence in recent weeks. They have dropped points against Leeds, QPR and Fulham recently and it could be another point for Rowett’s men. Two of the last three meetings at the City Ground have ended all square. The first of our Nottingham Forest vs Derby betting tips is Draw which is priced at 11/5 with 888Sport.
Derby haven’t been able to keep clean sheets recently but they always look deadly going forward. Forest kept a clean sheet on the road in midweek but they conceded to Birmingham here last weekend and they haven’t kept a side off the scoresheet here since mid-November. Both Teams to Score? Yes is 10/11 with William Hill and is the second of our Nottingham Forest vs Derby betting tips.
Joe Lolley has looked like a different player since arriving at the City Ground and he scored In last week’s victory. The 25-year old has netted twice in six matches since stepping down a level and he could be key once again. Joe Lolley in the anytime goalscorer market is priced at 10/3 with Bet Victor and is the last of our Nottingham Forest vs Derby betting predictions.
Despite being the away side, Derby are starting as the 31/21 favourites for this game with Nottingham Forest priced at 15/8. The draw is our pick and is 11/5.
Goals are not neccssarily expected in this on with Over 2.5 Goals priced at 11/10 and Unders available at 8/11. Two of the last three clashes have contained three or more goals.
Matej Vydra may not have scored for a while but he is the 5/1 favourite in the first goalscorer market and is closely followed by Cameron Jerome who is 27/5. The lively Ben Brererton is 13/2 to find the net first in this game.
All these odds are from 888Sport
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