Derby County vs Norwich City
Date: Saturday, 10 April 2021
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: Pride Park Stadium, Derby.
Norwich City have all but secured the automatic promotion to the Premier League. They are 17 points clear off the third-placed Brentford (who have one game in hand, though) with just six games left to play.
The Canaries can thus even theoretically secure the return to the top tier football this weekend when they travel to Pride Park Stadium to take on relegation strugglers Derby County in the 41st round.
Daniel Farke’s men returned to winning ways after a couple of 1-1 draws. They have done it in some style, bagging as many as seven goals in a 7-0 demolition of Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night.
Teemu took his league tally to 25 goals by completing a hat-trick, while the likes of Emiliano Buendia, Kieran Dowell, Todd Cantwell, and substitute Jordan Hugill were also all on target on the occasion. We thus have reasons to expect another dominant performance from the best team in the division against Derby here.
Derby County vs Norwich City Head-to-head
Norwich City will have an additional motivation ahead of the trip to Pride Park Stadium. They have not done very well in the latest head to head encounters with the Rams, losing three and drawing two of the last five.
The Canaries still have a positive overall record with 17 wins, 14 draws, and 14 defeats against Derby County.
Both teams were on the scoreline in all but one of the last five head to head affairs.
Derby County vs Norwich City Prediction
The hosts are eight points above the red zone line, but the 22nd-placed Rotherham United have as many as four games in hand on them. Wayne Rooney’s troops will thus have to dig deep to secure survival in the second class of English football in the remaining six rounds. Derby can’t be proud of their recent form. They won only one of the last nine league outings, losing three of the last five in the process.
The latest of Derby’s failures came on Monday when they conceded three goals in an away loss at Reading. The leaders should have too much for the relegation-threatened opposition here, especially after they notched seven goals past another bottom-half outfit Huddersfield in mid-week. The away win is a banker bet at the 1.72, while we will also back the red-hot Teemu Pukki to score anytime for the Canaries at the same price.
Derby County vs Norwich City Bet Tips
Norwich to win @ 1.72
Teemu Pukki to score anytime @ 1.72.