Nottingham Forest vs Derby County: Preview and Predictions

Nottingham Forest vs Derby-Predictions- English Championship-11th March 2018

Nottingham Forest vs Derby County
English League Championship
Date: Sunday, 11th March 2018
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: The City Ground (Nottingham).

Nottingham are slowly improving in recent weeks. The team had a very rough run of games which cost them a lot of points. They finally had some easier fixtures and it showed in the results. Still a lot of improvement is needed as the team concedes a bit too many draws in recent weeks.

Their fans saw another draw in the midweek fixture. Nottingham visited Norwich with both sides improving in recent weeks. Norwich were perhaps the better and more active side in the tie but Nottingham responded with determination and discipline. The game had a lot of harsh challenges and cards but nothing more in it.

Derby are on a hard decline in recent weeks. The team was flying high even challenging for top 2 but currently is in a poor run and only 4 points advantage over 7th place. The team’s outstanding defensive line started leaking some goals and that’s probably the main reason behind the downfall.

Last game Derby conceded a draw. They went up as slight favourites against QPR but could not deliver again. Weimann put them ahead in the first half. The team was looking a bit shaky at the back but was able to repel QPR. Still the defensive line fell just minutes before the final whistle bringing the game to a 1-1 draw.

Nottingham Forest vs Derby County: Head-to-head

  • Nottingham are undefeated in 5 games – 2 victories and 3 draws
  • Nottingham have won just 1 home game in their last 5
  • Derby are winless in 6 games – 2 defeats and 4 draws
  • Derby are winless in 4 games on the road – 3 draws and 1 defeat
  • Derby won the previous game earlier this season against Forest with 2-0
  • Derby are unbeaten in 4 games against Nottingham – 3 victories and 1 draw
  • Nottingham are unbeaten in 4 home games against Derby – 2 draws and 2 victories

Nottingham Forest vs Derby County: Predictions

Nottingham may be looking like they are getting into a fine run but these games are against bottom half opponents. The team still showed some vulnerabilities which were just not exploited well enough. A team like Derby should be able to exploit such flaws and get what they need.

Nottingham Forest vs Derby County: Bet Tips

  • Derby 0.0 AH at 1.82
  • Under 2.5 goals at 1.79.