Derby vs Nottingham Forest Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Sunday sees another huge Midlands affair take place as Derby County will welcome rivals Nottingham Forest to the iPro Stadium. It’s always a feisty affair when these two meet and both sides need to re-discover their previous form.
Game: Derby vs Nottingham Forest
Venue: iPro Stadium
Kick-off: Sunday 15th October, 13:15PM
Derby County and Nottingham Forest always brings about an atmosphere more than worthy of the Sky cameras on a Sunday afternoon. Both sides come into this game needing to re-discovered their form, as neither are producing their best on the pitch. Derby are winless in five whilst Forest have lost six of eight.
But Derby can boast that they’re unbeaten in their last three home games in League action. That run including a sterling performance that saw them beat Hull City 5-0 in that time, whilst Birmingham and Preston also provided a stern test as opposition.
Forest’s recent fixture list has been tough. Despite what would seem like poor form, they have salvaged a couple of wins either side of playing Chelsea, Villa, Fulham and Wolves. Those wins came against Sheffield United and on the road at against Sunderland, so it would be foolish if Derby were to underestimate the visitors here.
Betfred are best odds 4/5 on the home side Derby County whilst the draw is available at odds of 11/4 with Paddy Power. Nottingham Forest can be backed at 17/4 with Bet365.
Forests best performances have come at the City ground, whilst it seems anyone who doesn’t beat Sunderland at the moment is the odd one out. But Forest’s away performances have seen them net 12 goals including three at Newcastle and for all their defensive problems, the reds have been very dangerous moving forward.
Both teams scoring has been more of a regularity in Derby away games but their 5-0 demolition of Hull showed what they’re capable of. Forest have netted in all of their away games despite facing trips to Premier League sides Newcastle and Chelsea, so both teams scoring seems a nice angle despite the history of this fixture.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Both Teams to Score at 3/4 with Ladbrokes
The last two meetings between these sides were more of an open affair which was a shift from the cagey games we are used to. This game could play out no different in the early stages, but Forest are finding the net with regularity and we know Derby are dangerous on their day.
Back our Score Prediction: Derby to win 2-1 at best odds 6/1 with Coral
Matej Vydra has scored four goals in eight games for Derby, but Daryl Murphy has found six in 10 for Forest and played a huge part in Ireland’s World Cup Qualifying success over the International break. Forest’s target man must be feeling in confident mood right now having scored five in his last seven games.
Back our Scorer Prediction: Daryl Murphy to score at 11/4 with Bet365