Derby County vs Nottingham Forest
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 26 February 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Pride Park.
The Rams have been on a roll lately, and have improved their form manifold compared to the start of the season. They used to be placed in the relegation zone at one point in the campaign, but now they have built a buffer of eight points over the cut-off.
They have also been scoring goals at a much higher frequency now, and at home they have been an even better force to contend with.
Note that they also do have an impressive h2h record at this venue over the years against this rival.
Meanwhile, the Tricky Trees are struggling to show consistency, and are finding it hard to find the back of the net in a regular fashion.
On top of that, they also have been on a barren run on the road for the past several weeks.
By the looks of things, expect Derby to have the upper hand this Friday at the Pride Park.
Derby vs Nottingham Forest: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse encounter had ended in a 1-1 draw.
- The hosts are on an unbeaten streak at this venue since 2015.
- The visitors have not scored at all in four of the last five clashes at this stadium.
- Since 1994, the home team has lost just twice at this ground.
Derby vs Nottingham Forest Prediction
Wayne Rooney’s men recorded a 2-0 win at home the last match-day, against Huddersfield. In the meantime, Chris Hughton’s men won 0-1 on the road the past game week, against Rotherham.
Going on, the Rams had won six of their last eight overall matches, and they had scored two or more goals in three of their preceding four fixtures.
At home, they are on a four-game winning run, and have lost just twice here since the first week of November 2020.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in five of their preceding nine overall matches, and they remained so in 19 of their past 24 road trips.
Considering these stats, expect Derby to win at least one of the halves.
However, note that the Tricky Trees have been the better team in overall h2h meetings in the past few years, and have not failed to find the back of the net against this squad in the last five h2h clashes.
As such, expect goals to come from both teams this weekend.
Derby vs Nottingham Forest: Betting Tips
Derby to Win Either Half @ 1.75 (3/4)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).