Nottingham Forest vs Derby County
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 9 November 2019
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: City Ground (Nottingham).
Forest is in the hunt for a spot in the top-two, which would guarantee an automatic promotion. As of now, they are placed fifth in the table, and a surplus of just three points would allow them to jump to the second position. They do have the confidence of playing in front of the home crowd, and also of having put to an end their two-game losing run the last day with a win against Luton, on the road.
Derby meanwhile, is struggling to show some consistency. At the moment, they are alternating between wins and losses, and have shown a clear trend of going big against teams from the lower tier, while fumbling against those from the other end of the table.
This match-day, the home advantage plus the inconsistency, awards the tag of the favorites to Nottingham.
Nottingham Forest vs Derby Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Reds won the former two clashes.
- The team also managed to keep clean sheets in the previous four games.
- Eight of the preceding nine wins saw the hosts of those days emerging victorious.
- It’s been seven years since the visitors have won at this stadium.
- Five of the prior seven meetings at this ground ended with the home team keeping clean sheets.
Nottingham Forest vs Derby Prediction
The Reds did not mind much the away handicap the last day, as they defeated Luton on the road with a 1-2 scoreline. They might even have come away with a clean sheet if the hosts had not found the back of the net in the 87th minute. Opponents Derby had a disappointing outing in their most recent away tie.
Against Hull, after keeping their nets clean till the 75th minute, the defense of the Rams failed and conceded two quick-fire goals to lose the clash.
This Saturday, the home advantage will surely come to the aid of Forest. They were unbeaten in 16 of their previous 20 home ties, and in 12 of their last 15 overall. On the other hand, their counterparts could manage just four wins from their preceding ten fixtures and is completely winless on the road in the prior seven trips.
Moreover, Nottingham has exerted its dominance over this opponent in h2h clashes, especially at this venue.
With stats definitely favoring Sabri Lamouchi’s men, the logical choice is to back them for a good performance.
Nottingham Forest vs Derby Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Nottingham Forest @ 1.60 (3/5)
Nottingham Forest 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).