Derby vs Nottingham Forest Prediction & Match Preview

Derby vs Nottingham Forest
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 4 July 2020
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Pride Park (Derby)

The Rams are coming into this game on the back of the win against Preston. The goals from Wayne Rooney early in the first half was more than enough to get all three points in that away match. The recent winning run has helped them close the gap with a playoff spot. Currently, they are 7th in the table with just a point short of the last playoff position.

Nottingham is also on a two-match winning streak. The latest of those was against a struggling Bristol City. With a good record against this upcoming opposition, they will be hoping to continue the winning run.

Derby vs Nottingham Forest: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Forest is on a three-match winning streak against the Rams.
  • They are unbeaten in five previous head to heads across all venues also.
  • The last time Derby defeated this opponent was back in October 2017.
  • Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 5 of their 6 previous meetings.
  • The hosts have never lost in four latest clashes at this ground.
  • Derby has a 4 match winning streak active in the league.

Derby vs Nottingham Forest: Prediction

The hosts have the best home record this season after toppers Leeds. They have won 11 of their 20 home fixtures, losing only twice. Also, more than half of the entire goals they scored came at this ground. So Nottingham will have some trouble in winning this one. But they are the third most successful team in away games in the league. So this match had all chances of going down to the wire.

The visitors have scored over 50 goals in the 40 games and also have a good scoring rate in away games. But they have conceded in four matches on the road in recent weeks. This includes games against teams like Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough. Since the hosts have a much better front line than the above teams, I am pretty sure that both teams will get goals on Saturday.

Derby vs Nottingham Forest: Betting Tips

  • Match to draw @ 3.30 (23/10).
  • Both teams to score @ 1.87 (7/8).