Derby County v Nottingham Forest Betting Tips25 August 2021
Derby County await the visit of fierce local rivals Nottingham Forest at Pride Park for round five of this new English Football League Championship campaign on Saturday afternoon.
After four games so far this season, Derby, the two times English champions, sit in fourteenth place just below mid-table on five points. These points were accumulated from a win against Hull City and draws against Huddersfield Town and Middlesbrough. Their loss was a 2-1 defeat away to Peterborough on the second day of the season.
The Rams did win their first EFL Cup round against League Two side Salford after a penalty shootout, however, they did then, unfortunately, lose their second-round match away at Sheffield United on Tuesday night.
Nottingham Forest, the two times Champions League winners, have had an unimaginably poor start to their EFL Championship campaign. They’ve yet to pick up a single point after defeats to Coventry City, Bournemouth, Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City. Granted, it’s not the easiest start to the season, but they are now sat at the bottom of the league and are the only team on 0 points.
Forest did beat League Two side Bradford City 2-1 in their preliminary EFL Cup round, although they are now out of that competition now after a 0-4 home defeat to Premier League side Wolves on Tuesday evening.
Head to head, the last three meetings between Derby County and Nottingham Forest have ended in a 1-1 draw. Before that, it was Nottingham Forest that got the latest win of the two teams with a 1-0 win at the City Ground at the end of 2019. Derby haven’t beaten their rivals since October 2017 where they won 2-0 at Pride Park.
Odds For Derby County v Nottingham Forest
Of course, in a derby match, anything can happen – especially now that fans are back in the stadiums. Derby County are technically the favourites, though, after each teams’ respective form in the opening Championship matches.
17/10 is the current best price for a Derby County victory, while a draw is priced at around 11/5 and a Reds win is priced at around 19/10. For your convenience, you can find the best live odds right here:
Given that both teams have scored in the last three meetings between these sides, and not forgetting that it’s a local derby, it could well be worth a bet on the ‘match result and both teams to score’ market. Here are the current odds:
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Derby County v Nottingham Forest Teams
Derby County boss Wayne Rooney has had a series of departures and arrivals during this summer transfer window – all of which have been free transfers in and out so far.
Arrivals include Sam Baldock from Reading, Richard Stearman from Huddersfield Town, Ryan Allsop from Wycombe Wanderers and the experienced Phil Jagielka from Sheffield United – a player 4 years older than the manager himself.
Departures include goalkeeper Scott Carson to Manchester City and centre-forward Jack Marriott to Peterborough United on free transfers, among others, as well as the release of players like Jordon Ibe and Andre Wisdom.
Nottingham Forest have had 14 departures on free transfers, loans, retirements and releases, and 8 arrivals on free transfers, on loan and returning from loan, reducing their total squad size to 24.
Manager Chris Hughton has signed 26-year-old goalkeeper Ethan Horvath on a free transfer from Club Brugge, right-winger Philip Zinckernagel on loan from Watford, right-back Jordi Osei-Tutu on loan from Arsenal and defensive-midfielder James Garner on loan from Manchester United.
Four very well-known players have left Nottingham Forest this summer, with Glenn Murray and Michael Dawson retiring, while Sammy Ameobi left on a free transfer to Middlesbrough and Tyler Blackett went over to Cincinnati in the MLS also on a free.
Betting Tips For Derby County v Nottingham Forest
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The Nottingham Forest/Derby derby is scheduled to kick off at 12:30 pm on Saturday the 28th of August 2021.