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Nottingham Forest vs Derby County Prediction

Nottingham Forest

October 23

19:45

1 : 1
Derby County

Nottingham Forest

Derby County

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Friday evening sees two Championship underperformers clash from the City Ground as 20th-placed Nottingham Forest entertain Derby County (21st). It’s still early days in England’s second-tier, but neither side wants to be languishing in the bottom half for much longer as we enter the winter months.

A gruelling fixture schedule awaits, meaning every point and result could prove pivotal for a pair of teams clamouring for promotion, rather than a relegation battle. Can either side propel themselves up the league standings here? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Nottingham Forest vs Derby County Betting Tips

Derby will again be without captain Wayne Rooney, who revealed he tested negative for COVID-19 but must self-isolate for the next eight days. He’ll miss this away clash and their home game against Cardiff on October 28, but a club statement confirmed he’ll be available at Bournemouth three days later.

While his beloved Manchester United won in Paris on Tuesday, he would’ve been frustrated seeing teammates lose away at Huddersfield. It was a well-taken finish by Juninho Bacuna – his second goal of 2020 – playing a one-two with Harry Toffolo before sweeping the ball into the bottom corner.

Since earning a recall to the starting eleven, Curtis Davies has quietly been impressive alongside Brighton loanee Matthew Clarke. The 35-year-old made six clearances, two blocks, one tackle and key pass but will presumably be busy again on Friday.

Forest were firmly the better side, yet came away with two points dropped against Rotherham on Tuesday.

Sammy Ameobi was on hand to equalise from close-range after Lewis Grabban’s low cross, but Joe Lolley’s inch-perfect pass created the move.

He was their best player (four successful dribbles, three key passes, hit woodwork) and could be key here against their weakened visitors.

Nottingham Forest vs Derby County Correct Score Predictions

Derby aren’t at full strength and Phillip Cocu might rotate options without his captain’s presence. Forest are aware and will use that as motivation to extend their unbeaten H2H streak against the Rams to seven meetings.

Last matches

Nottingham Forest

24-11-2020

2 - 0 AFC Bournemouth

L
21-11-2020

2 - 0 Barnsley

L
07-11-2020

2 - 0 Wycombe Wanderers

W
04-11-2020

2 - 1 Coventry City

W
31-10-2020

1 - 0 Middlesbrough

L
28-10-2020

1 - 1 Luton Town

D
23-10-2020

1 - 1 Derby County

D
20-10-2020

1 - 1 Rotherham United

D
17-10-2020

0 - 1 Blackburn Rovers

L
03-10-2020

1 - 2 Bristol City

L

Derby County

L

- Middlesbrough

25-11-2020
L

- Bristol City

21-11-2020
L

- Barnsley

07-11-2020
L

- Queens Park Rangers

04-11-2020
D

- AFC Bournemouth

31-10-2020
D

- Cardiff City

28-10-2020
D

- Nottingham Forest

23-10-2020
L

- Huddersfield Town

20-10-2020
L

- Watford

16-10-2020
W

- Norwich City

03-10-2020
Nottingham Forest vs Derby County Head-to-Head (H2H)
23-10-2020

Nottingham Forest

1
1

Derby County

04-07-2020

Derby County

1
1

Nottingham Forest

09-11-2019

Nottingham Forest

1
0

Derby County

27-08-2019

Nottingham Forest

3
0

Derby County

25-02-2019

Nottingham Forest

1
0

Derby County

17-12-2018

Derby County

0
0

Nottingham Forest

11-03-2018

Nottingham Forest

0
0

Derby County

15-10-2017

Derby County

2
0

Nottingham Forest

18-03-2017

Nottingham Forest

2
2

Derby County

11-12-2016

Derby County

3
0

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest
vs
Derby County
Predicted Lineup
Nottingham Forest vs Derby County Predicted Lineup

Samba

Ioannou

Mbe Soh

Figueiredo

Christie

Colback

Yates

Arter

Ameobi

Grabban

Lolley

Marshall

Buchanan

Clarke

Davies

Wisdom

Shinnie

Bird

Byrne

Knight

Waghorn

Lawrence

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

0-2 vs AFC Bournemouth (A)

L

0-2 vs Barnsley (A)

L

2-0 vs Wycombe Wanderers (H)

W

2-1 vs Coventry City (H)

W

0-1 vs Middlesbrough (A)

L

1-1 vs Luton Town (A)

D

1-1 vs Derby County (H)

D

1-1 vs Rotherham United (H)

D

1-0 vs Blackburn Rovers (A)

W

1-2 vs Bristol City (H)

L
L

0-3 vs Middlesbrough (A)

L

0-1 vs Bristol City (A)

L

0-2 vs Barnsley (H)

L

0-1 vs Queens Park Rangers (H)

D

1-1 vs AFC Bournemouth (A)

D

1-1 vs Cardiff City (H)

D

1-1 vs Nottingham Forest (A)

L

0-1 vs Huddersfield Town (A)

L

0-1 vs Watford (H)

W

1-0 vs Norwich City (A)

9

Goals Scored

4

2

Over 2.5 Goals

1

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

2-0 vs Wycombe Wanderers (H)

W

2-1 vs Coventry City (H)

W

1-1 vs Derby County (H)

D

1-1 vs Rotherham United (H)

D

1-2 vs Bristol City (H)

L
L

0-2 vs Barnsley (H)

L

0-1 vs Queens Park Rangers (H)

D

1-1 vs Cardiff City (H)

L

0-1 vs Watford (H)

7

Goals Scored

1

2

Over 2.5 Goals

0

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

0-2 vs AFC Bournemouth (A)

L

0-2 vs Barnsley (A)

L

0-1 vs Middlesbrough (A)

L

1-1 vs Luton Town (A)

D

1-0 vs Blackburn Rovers (A)

W
L

0-3 vs Middlesbrough (A)

L

0-1 vs Bristol City (A)

D

1-1 vs AFC Bournemouth (A)

D

1-1 vs Nottingham Forest (A)

L

0-1 vs Huddersfield Town (A)

W

1-0 vs Norwich City (A)

2

Goals Scored

3

0

Over 2.5 Goals

1

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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