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Nottingham Forest will be at Pride Park Stadium on Friday for the Championship clash with hosts Derby County.
Our Derby County v Nottingham Forest tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest betting odds.
Derby County are hoping to win again after their last result, a 2-0 Championship triumph vs Huddersfield Town.
In that match, Derby County had 35% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Derby County, the goals were scored by George Edmundson (22') and Martyn Waghorn (66'). On the other side, Huddersfield Town had 5 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
Wayne Rooney's Derby County have scored a sum total of 8 times in their prior six outings. The tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures amounts to 7.
Pre-game facts show that Derby County:
- have not been beaten in the league by Nottingham Forest in their previous 2 games.
- haven't won against Nottingham Forest in their previous 6 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 home league matches.
Nottingham Forest go into this clash following a 0-1 Championship win vs Rotherham United in their previous fixture.
In that match, Nottingham Forest had 54% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Nottingham Forest was Ryan Yates (67'). On the other side, Rotherham United had 7 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
A series of resolute showings by the Nottingham Forest defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 2 from their last 6 clashes in total. In that period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 7. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Their previous form shows that Nottingham Forest:
- are winless against Derby County when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. Not good at all.
- haven't been defeated by Derby County when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 17/12/2018 tells us that Derby County have won 0 of them and Nottingham Forest 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
A sum of 9 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 2 for The Rams and 7 being from The Reds. That is an average goals per game value of 1.5.
The previous league encounter featuring the two was Championship match day 7 on 23/10/2020 when it ended Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby County.
On that day, Nottingham Forest managed 58% possession and 11 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorer was Lyle Taylor (64').
Derby County got 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Martyn Waghorn (30') was the scorer.
The referee was Tony Harrington.
Team News: Derby County
Curtis Davies (Achilles tendon rupture) and Krystian Bielik (Torn knee ligament) aren’t available for Derby boss Wayne Rooney.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
Due to a completely injury-free group available for selection, Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game.
In this game, Nottingham Forest should have enough to put a goal past this Derby County side, however it might not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re predicting a narrow 2-1 advantage for Derby County when all is said and done. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Pride Park Stadium (33,597)
Captain: David Marshall
Chairman: Mel Morris
Manager: Wayne Rooney
Competitions: Championship position 19
🔑 Star Player: Krystian Bielik
Customarily taking up the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Krystian Bielik was born in Konin, Poland. After having made a senior debut playing for Legia Warsaw in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Midfielder has hit 2 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 13 appearances.