Derby County vs Nottingham Forest – Over 2.5 goals is the play in Championship showdown

Derby County vs Nottingham Forest Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

There is value on over 2.5 goals at odds of 1.82 when Derby County and Nottingham Forest clash in theEnglish Championship at Pride Park. We are predicting an open and attacking match with the hosts backed to win.

Derby County FC Form & Team News

The Rams are among the favourites for the Championship title this season and they currently sit in fourth position, six points off the pace. Frank Lampard’s team have a fine home record with six wins in their last nine matches at Pride Park and are valued at 2.00 to claim the victory on Sunday.
Derby County kept their first clean sheet in 15 matches last weekend as they claimed a 1-0 victory away at Wigan. Jack Marriot’s goal on 21 minutes was the difference for the visitors who also earned their third win in four outings.
Harry Wilson has been the standout player for Derby this season with seven goals in 15 matches. The Welshman has also scored four goals in as many matches and at 3.80 is worth a bet to find the net on Monday.
Derby manager Frank Lampard has guided the club to six wins in their last nine matches at Pride Park (Getty Images)

Nottingham Forest FC Form & Team News

Nottingham Forest have struggled for consistency this season and are sitting just outside the playoff places, three points behind their hosts. Forest have blown hot and cold in recent weeks with two wins and two draws in their last five matches.
Aitor Karanka’s men were disappointing in their previous Championship fixture as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Preston North End. They dominated possession but failed to convert their chances.
Lewis Grabban has been brilliant for Nottingham Forest this season with 14 goals in 20 matches. The striker is expected to start in attack on Monday having scored five goals in his last four appearances for the club.

Derby County vs Nottingham Forest Head-to-Head 

Nottingham Forest have a slight  23-22 edge in this fixture from 64 previous matches against Derby County. Derby have the upper hand in recent matches, having emerged victorious in three of the last six.
Derby were unbeaten against Forest last season, earning a 2-0 victory at Pride Park before settling for a goalless draw in the reverse fixture.

Derby County vs Nottingham Forest Match Up 

Derby County and Nottingham Forest have plenty of quality in attack and are among the top scorers in the Championship this season. The likes of Wilson and Grabban have impressed for their teams and are likely to continue their fine form on Monday.
Derby will be banking on their fine record at home against Nottingham Forest which has seen them win the last three meetings at Pride Park. 
Derby have have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches (Getty Images)

Derby County vs Nottingham Forest Key Statistics

  • Derby County have won 6 of their last 9 home matches (Championship).
  • Derby County have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches (Championship)
  • Nottingham Forest have lost 3 of their last 5 matches against Derby County (All Competitions).
  • Nottingham Forest have scored at least 1 goal in 9 of their last 10 away matches (Championship).

Verdict

Both teams often score goals and Monday’s clash looks set to follow a similar pattern. Derby however have won six of their last nine home matches and are likely to secure the victory in this one.
Best Bet: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 – 6 Units
Value Bet: Derby County Win @ 2.00 – 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Derby County 2-1 @ 8.90 – 1 Unit

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