Derby vs Preston Prediction & Match Preview

Derby County vs Preston
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 26 December 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Pride Park.

The Rams are one of the worst teams in the competition, and are placed third to last in the table. They have also scored the least number of goals of all the teams in the league, and are the absolute worst team in home games in the Championship.

Meanwhile, the Lilywhites are a team placed comfortably in the mid-table, and are just seven points away from a playoff spot.

They also are a formidable squad in away fixtures barring some recent losses. Likely, expect Preston to secure at least a draw this weekend at the Pride Park.

However, note that the Lilywhites have conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in the league, and they also have an inferior h2h record against this opponent over the years.

As such, expect goals from both teams this weekend.

Derby vs Preston: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Neil’s men recorded a 1-2 win on the road in the latest clash, which had taken place just two months back.
  • However, Wayne Rooney’s men have recorded ten of the former eleven wins.
  • The hosts have recorded five of the preceding six wins at this venue.
  • The home team have failed to score only once at this venue in the past 12 clashes.

Derby vs Preston: Prediction

The Rams recorded a 2-0 win at home the last match-day, against Swansea. In the meantime, Neil’s men registered a 1-0 win at home against Bristol City.

Going on, Rooney’s men were winless in 25 of their preceding 29 fixtures, and they had also recorded three separate four-game losing streaks in the process. They were also winless in 15 of their last 16 appearances at home.

On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in 14 of their past 20 road trips, and they had scored two or more goals in seven of their preceding eleven such match-ups.

Considering these stats, expect Preston to have the upper hand this weekend at Pride Park, and to post at least one point on the board.

Still, note that Rooney’s men have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival in the past two decades. On top of that, Neil’s men also have statistically the worst defense in the Championship.

For the reasons, Derby are expected to score at least once this weekend.

Derby vs Preston: Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Preston or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10).