Derby vs Sunderland predictions and betting tips for the Championship fixture on Good Friday with an anytime goalscorer tip and match prediction included.
Neither of these two sides come into this game in any kind of form but the pair are miles apart in terms of quality. Derby have gone off the boil at just the wrong time but their play-off hopes remain. Gary Rowett’s side have been struggling to kill off games and a number of disappointing draws have seen them slip down the table. They still remain fifth and a win here would restore confidence around Pride Park. Although they have only lost twice during that period, they are without a win in two months but this seems like the ideal opportunity to get back on track. Sunderland look dead in the water after three consecutive defeats. Chris Coleman’s side had been showing some signs of life but losing against Preston, Villa and QPR without finding the net leaves them staring down the barrel of League One. See our Derby vs Sunderland betting tips and predictions in the article below:
Derby have been far from prolific recently but they shouldn’t have too many problems dispensing Sunderland and this is exactly the game they need. The Rams should win comfortably and inflict more misery on the Black Cats. The first of our Derby vs Sunderland betting tips is Derby -1 Handicap and is priced at 8/5 with Betfair.
Although Derby have been a little sloppy at the back recently, they’ve only conceded six times in nine games at home and with Sunderland failing to score a Championship goal since March 3rd, they should be able to keep consecutive clean sheets. Both Teams to Score? No is priced at 4/5 with Bet Victor and is the second of our Derby vs Sunderland predictions.
With the goals drying up for Matej Vydra, Derby have had to rely on goals from further back. Tom Lawrence made a slow start to life at Pride Park but he has displayed his quality in the final third recently and he can find the back of the net here. Tom Lawrence in the anytime goalscorer market is priced at 2/1 with Betfred and is the last of our Derby vs Sunderland betting tips.
Derby are a short price to pick up all three points here against Sunderland. Gary Rowett’s side can be backed at 8/15 to inflict further misery on the bottom club. Sunderland did earn a battling draw against Bristol City and will be hoping for a similar performance here. It is 31/10 to end all square. The Black Cats are 6/1 to pick up a shock victory.
All these odds are from Betfair
Both teams have a number of absentees ahead of this match with the hosts missing Sam Winnall and Tom Huddlestone with the latter suspended alongside Chris Baird.
Sunderland are without Jake Clarke-Salter who picked up his second red card for the Black Cats against Preston. Other absentees include Duncan Watmore, Tyias Browning and Jason Steele, who is also suspended following his moment of madness against QPR.
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