Derby County vs Norwich City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Derby County vs Norwich City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Wednesday evening (19:45) fixture features two top ten sides doing battle in the Championship and is live on Sky Sports (behind the red button). Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Derby will be looking to bounce back after losing 1-0 away to Bolton at the weekend in a game they were fancied to win. County conceded early and despite being the stronger team could not break through.

Norwich made it four straight league victories with a 1-0 defeat of Wigan at Carrow Road on the weekend. A late Mario Vrancic penalty give City the three points that their performance merited.

The two meetings between these sides last season saw the Rams take four points with a 1-1 draw at Pride Park and a 2-1 victory at Carrow Road. The Canaries have won just one of the six previous clashes with the East Midlands outfit.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to argue with the prices on offer here which make Derby favourites for home advantage.  Of the three options I think Norwich might be the better value given their form but I think better options can be found elsewhere.

Four of the five the Canaries have played on the road this season have seen both teams net while the Rams have only failed to fire once at their own ground so backing both teams to score makes sense.

Mario Vrancic has done well coming off the bench and must be close to a start and with penalties in his locker he looks a value anytime scorer play.

 

BOTH teams to score

Mario Vrancic to net at any time

 

Derby County saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Derby County saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Norwich City

Norwich City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Norwich City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Derby County

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Derby County Form Guide

Derby County Team Logo

Derby County

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W H

20-10-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

24-10-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

27-10-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

31-10-2018

EFL Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

W H

03-11-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

10-11-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

24-11-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

28-11-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-12-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

08-12-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Norwich City Form Guide

Norwich City Team Logo

Norwich City

Won

8

Draw

1

Lost

1
W A

20-10-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

23-10-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

27-10-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

30-10-2018

EFL Cup

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

03-11-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-11-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 4 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

24-11-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 3)

D A

27-11-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-12-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

08-12-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Derby County Preview

The Rams have been a mixed bag of late with two victories, two defeats and one draw from their last five. They sit ninth in the table with 16 points though four of their next five are against teams currently in the top six.

At Pride Park, they have bounced back from an opening loss (4-1) to Leeds to win three and draw one. The East Midlands outfit have kept three clean sheets in three of their last four in front of their own fans.

They sit 18th in the goals table with an average match seeing 2.4 goals and five of their ten have gone over 2.5 goals and five under. Their last four fixtures have produced a total of just five goals and four of these came in the same game.

Derby County Team News

Curtis Davies (hamstring) and George Evans (knee) are doubts while Marcus Olsson (cruciate) is a long-term absentee.  

Norwich City Preview

The Canaries have now won four straight in the league and are unbeaten in their last five which has seen them climb the table. They sit in fifth now which is the highest they have been since Daniel Farke too charge in the summer of 2017.

Away from Carrow Road, they have taken seven points from their last three fixtures and have lost just once which came at Bramall Lane. Four of the five the East Anglian outfit have played on the road have seen both teams net.

2.7 is the average amount of goals per Norwich fixture with an even split of five going over 2.5 goals and five going under. Not one of their matches have ended goalless though three have seen just a solitary strike.

 

Norwich City Team News

Onel Hernandez (hernia), Grant Hanley (thigh), Matt Jarvis (knee) and Carlton Morris (cruciate) are on the long-term injured list while Ben Marshall (illness), Ivo Pinto (knee) and Kenny McLean (ankle) are closing in on returns.

Derby County Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Norwich City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Derby County vs Norwich City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Scott Carson 190 86
46 RB Scott Malone 189 75
5 CD Fikayo Tomori 185 75
6 CD Richard Keogh 188 87
37 LB Jayden Bogle - -
7 CM Harry Wilson 173 70
8 CM Mason Mount - -
20 CM Mason Bennett 178 64
15 CDM Bradley Johnson 178 68
4 CDM Craig Bryson 170 60
28 CF David Nugent 180 76
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tim Krul 188 74
12 RB Jamal Lewis 173 -
15 CD Timm Klose 193 87
37 LB Maximillian James Aarons - -
6 CD Christoph Zimmermann 194 92
36 CM Todd Cantwell 177 66
18 CM Marco Stiepermann 190 75
10 CDM Moritz Leitner 174 65
27 CDM Alexander Tettey 180 68
17 CM Emiliano Buendia 170 65
22 CF Teemu Pukki 176 66