Derby and Nottingham Forest will meet on Friday evening in Pride Park for the East Midlands Derby and Mark O’Haire is expecting one tight championship …
« In nine of the last eleven East Midlands derbies 1.558 / 15 have been scored under 2.5 goals. Only six goals have been scored in the last six league games. »
Derby recorded one fourth home win in a row when he scored a 2-0 triumph over Huddersfield at Pride Park on Tuesday night. George Edmundson, on loan from Rangers, led the Rams in the first half – his first goal in a Rams shirt – before substitute Martyn Waghorn doubled County’s lead with a good finish on 67 minutes.
Colin Kazim-Richards had a number of scoring chances on either side of the half-time, but the result continues Derby’s improved form under Wayne Rooney’s leadership and alleviates immediate championship relegation concerns. The Rams have now picked up the highest accolade in six of their last eight games, eight points ahead of their last three.
Rooney made two changes at halftime, admitting, « I felt like I made a change had to do to get a little more on my forefoot and be a bigger threat for the future. I said to the players, ‘Tactically, I got it. » not correct ‘. I’m not ashamed to say this and I had to change it so that I take full responsibility for the performance in the first half because it wasn’t good enough. «
Nottingham Forest continued its upward form under Christ Hughton by taking championship wins in a row mid-week. The Tricky Trees triumphed 1-0 on Tuesday at Rotherham thanks to a goal from Ryan Yates in the second half The Reds were forced to fight and at times rode their luck at New York Stadium on their way to maximum points.
The guests were almost in front just before the break from Anthony Knockaert’s impressive free kick, but Miller’s keeper Viktor Johansson was able to save Forest took the lead in the middle of the second half when Tobias Figueiredo shot Yates from close range. The hosts missed a showable opportunity late to level the process.
Nonetheless, the result lifts the Reds to 16th place and 10 points from relegation zone as they sealed a fourth win from their last six games. Hughton said: « It was a tough game. We had to defend in numbers. It was quite difficult to get a really good rhythm in the game. Sometimes wins like that can be the most pleasant. «
Nottm Forest has suffered a lonely setback in the past nine East Midlands Derby dates with Derby (W3-D5-L1) and the Rams have fallen silent in five of their last seven games Tricky Trees, however, has had a single win on nine trips to their bitter rivals at Pride Park (W1-D3-L5) since 2012 and hasn’t even scored here in four of their last five games.
Derby is 2,568 / 5 on the fly since mid-December. Wayne Rooney took a back-to-basics approach as he tried to drive the Rams out of relegation problems and the County’s players have certainly reacted, with the hosts having eight wins in their last 13 games retracted and lost only five times in the last 18 games (W9-D4-L5) to move away from the last three.
Nottingham Forest 3.1085 / 40 has since mid-December (W7-D5-L2) in 14 Championship competitions suffer only two defeats must as Chris Hughton leads the Tricky Trees into safer waters. As with their hosts, the Reds’ most positive performances came when they played outside the top management level against W10-D5-L3 against teams outside the top 10.
Nine of the last eleven East Midlands derbies have been under 2 , 5 goals 1,558 / 15 scored – the last six league sessions have only scored six goals in total – and given the data, another low-score replay could be on the agenda on Friday night produced from both camps during their respective 2020/21 championship campaigns The duo together averaged just 1.81 goals per game, with 25% of the overall league games scoring fewer than three goals while only four of the second division games scored four or more goals. With that in mind, I’m happy to be supporting two selections in the Same Game Multi, both of which are against targets in Pride Park.
There is 1,9010 / 11 for under 2.5 goals and the check mark for the goal option in both halves « from sports betting, which is an appealing option given the highly competitive affair that this competition tends to be.
Back under 2.5 goals and no-goal in both halves at 1.9010 / 11 in Derby against Nottingham Forest
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