Derby County vs Brentford
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Pride Park Stadium (Derby)
Derby County have struggled for consistency and host Brentford for their Matchday 9 clash with 13 points earned in eight games, where they look for a return to the winning ways after two underwhelming displays – where they suffered a 1-0 loss at Rotherham United and only bounced back with a goalless draw against Blackburn Rovers at this ground.
They’ve been very tough to score against at Pride Park Stadium, though, and based their success on such performances if we take the 1-4 thrashing to Leeds out of the consideration of course. Frank Lampard’s men are well used to life in Championship and still sit just the goal difference behind the 6th placed Sheffield United, which promises a very motivated side on the day.
However, Brentford will lack no high team spirits and have a solid streak behind themselves too. They’ve held Ipswich Town to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday and built on the three-game winning streak seen in front of the home crowd – where they beat Cheltenham Town in League Cup as well as Nottingham Forest and Wigan in Championship.
Derby County vs Brentford: Head-to-head
- Derby have outclassed Brentford in a 3-0 home win in the sides last head-to-head clash.
- The sides’ haven’t met for decades before 2013, but Brentford still haven’t snatched a win here since 1939.
- We’ve seen exciting games in all of the sides’ last three matchups since April 2017.
Derby County vs Brentford Prediction
We will now back Derby to build on their solid head-to-head records at this ground and bag another win, which comes priced at 3.25! They need to find their form in the final third as soon as possible but we do feel they have what it takes to turn this one their way.
They’ll have to base their success on a solid display at the back before anything else, though, and we’ll thus also go for Under 2.5 goals FT once again – which looks like a generous pick at 1.85 and has attracted many in the know already.
We’ve seen two or fewer goals in both sides’ respective last two outings and this does feel like further evidence for such a bet.
Derby County vs Brentford Bet Tips
Derby to win @ 9/4 (3.25)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 10/11 (1.91).