Derby County vs Nottingham Forest
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Sunday, 15th October 2017
Kick off at 13:15UK/14:15 CET
Venue: Pride Park.
Sunday offers us one game form the English Championship. Derby County takes on Nottingham Forest.
Derby County held league leaders Cardiff to draw last round. It was a tough away fixture against top opponent. The team played well and organized trying to limit the opposition chances. In the end they took what they came for after a goalless draw.
Forest took important 3 points last round. They hosted high flying Sheffield United and managed to prevail. Forest went behind very early in the game but responded well. The team equalized after just 9 minutes into the game and took the lead after 27. Their defensive line held firm till the end of the game and ensured the 3 points.
Form and Tactical Analysis
The Rams come into this game after 3 consecutive draws. They are 15th in the table which is hardly a fan pleaser. Derby are winless in 4 games in the league and 5 in all competitions. They are in a slump of form currently and in need of a morale boost.
Derby played a narrow 4-4-2 against Cardiff. They tried to limit the space and time of the opposition players and did this well.
Nottingham sits 2 places above their current opponents. Last rounds victory broke a 3 game losing streak. The team is yet to concede a draw this season. Away from home Nottingham has won 2 and lost 3 games but the interesting fact here is that they managed to score in each of their visits. Forest can score to any opponent but they are letting some easy goals slip in.
Nottingham switched to a typical 4-4-2 formation last round. Daryl Murphy who usually leads the line this time had a partner in the face of Cummings.
Derby vs Nottingham: Head to head
In the last 10 head to head clashes Derby has a single victory advantage. 4 victories for The Rams against 3 for Nottingham and 3 draws.
At home Derby has 3 victories a defeat and a draw.
Last season the results were 2-2 at City Ground and 3-0 victory for the Rams in their home.
Derby vs Nottingham: Prediction
This is a rather evenly matched game. Derby should have little advantage as a home team but not enough to risk the bet. The most appropriate bet here looks to be BTTS: Yes as Nottingham has scored in each of their away games while Derby will want to improve from their draws and search for the points.
Derby vs Nottingham: Bet Tips
BTTS: Yes for 1.75 with Betway.