Derby County vs Fulham
Date: Friday, 21 February 2020
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Pride Park Stadium, Derby
The arrival of Wayne Rooney from MLS to Derby County has done a lot of magic for the Rams so far, but it seems too late when it comes to playoff hopes. Only one big series of victories would allow squad from Pride Park to catch up with top six teams.
There is no better place to start grinding than playing against direct contender. Fulham FC are looking to bounce back after a couple of questionable performances. We are going to see a narrow contest this Friday in the English Championship.
Derby vs Fulham: Head-to-head
A big majority of the recent head to head clashes was won by Fulham FC – three out of the last four to be precise.
The first meeting of the season was easily won by the Cottagers in London 3-0.
The average number of goals scored in their last five h2h is 2.20 per duel.
Derby vs Fulham: Prediction
Derby are labelled as the underdogs here at 2.90 odds, while chances for Cottagers to claim much-needed win here are slightly better at 2.50.
The visitors have been carried by Aleksandar Mitrovic numerous time in the recent past, but Serbian striker obviously need some help. Fulham’s back line has kept only one clean sheet in the last five matches, but they are still very close to the top.
As for their opposition, Rams are 13th with 44 points, nine less than 6th placed Preston NE. Derby had a great time in late-January early-February in terms of results. They have defeated Stoke City, Northampton Town and Swansea City consecutively, scoring 11 goals in those matches. The last two weeks saw them lose to Bristol City and draw against Huddersfield.
We are expecting very aggressive formation from the hosts. They are not benefiting from a draw here, which means another open match. Over 2.5 FT is the safest way to approach the fixture, priced at 1.90.
Fulham to win seems like the best choice for full time winner bet. They were much more consistent throughout whole season in comparison to Derby.
Derby vs Fulham: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.90
Away win @ 2.50.