Nottm Forest v Derby Betting Tips

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20:45 Mon 25 Feb
Football
England
Championship
Tip: 1
Units: 1/5
Odds: +137

Championship matches don’t come any bigger than the Brian Clough derby, with Derby County making the short journey to the City Ground on Monday night hoping to kickstart their promotion campaign after losing at home to Millwall last week.

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A win for the Rams will take them above Bristol City and back into the play-off places, although it’s been six wins from sixteen away matches for Frank Lampard’s side and so it’s hard to be too confident about their chances.

Perhaps the cup competitions are taking their toll on the Rams and it’s been just one win in the past five matches, while the last time that Derby won an away game in the Championship was against Norwich at the end of December.

Jack Marriott is without a goal in his past five matches and Nottingham Forest will sniff blood, with Martin O’Neill starting to get a tune out of the squad and they know a win will move them just a point behind their arch-rivals.

O’Neill will understand the importance of this fixture, with Forest having recently beaten Brentford and Wigan at the City Ground, while they were also unlucky not to win at West Brom before a creditable goalless draw at Preston.

There is plenty of firepower within the Forest ranks and Lewis Grabban could be the match winner for the home side, with Daryl Murphy hoping to get back on the goal trail and he has previously worked with his manager at international level.

Forest have won 50% of their home matches this season and they will be going all out for the victory which won’t only give them bragging rights but also an opportunity to make a late promotion assault.

Derby had just one shot on target in their last match against Millwall and could be hitting the buffers at exactly the wrong time.

BETTING TIP
Nottingham Forest to win @ 2.37 with bet365

Team News

Nottingham Forest: 4-1-4-1 (Confirmed Line-up)

Derby: 3-5-2 (Confirmed Line-up)

  • 01
    Costel Pantilimon
  • 18
    Jack Robinson
  • 29
    Yohan Benalouane
  • 17
    Alexander Milosevic
  • 27
    Tendayi Darikwa
  • 08
    Ben Watson
  • 11
    Ben Osborn
  • 22
    Ryan Yates
  • 06
    Jack Colback
  • 23
    Joe Lolley
  • 09
    Daryl Murphy
  • 21
    Kelle Roos
  • 37
    Jayden Bogle
  • 06
    Richard Keogh
  • 05
    Fikayo Tomori
  • 23
    Duane Holmes
  • 07
    Harry Wilson
  • 44
    Tom Huddlestone
  • 24
    Andy King
  • 26
    Ashley Cole
  • 14
    Jack David Marriott
  • 09
    Martyn Waghorn

Last 5 Matches

Championship - League Table

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Norwich 46 27 13 6 93:57 94
2 Sheffield Unite 46 26 11 9 78:41 89
3 Leeds 46 25 8 13 73:50 83
4 West Bromwich A 46 23 11 12 87:62 80
5 Aston Villa 46 20 16 10 82:61 76
6 Derby 46 20 14 12 69:54 74
7 Middlesbrough 46 20 13 13 49:41 73
8 Bristol City 46 19 13 14 59:53 70
9 Nottingham Fore 46 17 15 14 61:54 66
10 Swansea 46 18 11 17 65:62 65
11 Sheffield Wedne 46 16 16 14 60:62 64
12 Hull 46 17 11 18 66:68 62
13 Brentford 45 16 13 16 72:59 61
14 Birmingham 46 14 19 13 64:58 61
15 Preston 46 16 13 17 67:67 61
16 Blackburn 46 16 12 18 64:69 60
17 Stoke 46 11 22 13 45:52 55
18 Wigan 46 13 13 20 51:64 52
19 Queens Park Ran 46 14 9 23 53:71 51
20 Reading 46 10 17 19 49:66 47
21 Millwall 46 10 14 22 48:64 44
22 Rotherham 46 8 16 22 52:83 40
23 Bolton 45 8 8 29 29:77 32
24 Ipswich 46 5 16 25 36:77 31