Derby County vs Preston North End Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Pride Park

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Derby County vs Preston North End Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides who have made slower starts to the season than they would have hoped. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Derby picked up just their second victory in midweek as they defeated Ipswich 2-0 thanks to a goal each from Tom Lawrence and Joe Ledley. The result probably flattered them as they saw a lot of the ball but barely creating a goal-scoring opportunity. Preston looked on course for at least a point at Norwich on Wednesday night but shipped two goals in the final ten minutes to return home empty-handed.The result was harsh on North-End who marginally shaded a scrappy event low on scoring chances. The two meetings between these sides last season were won by the Rams who won both games 1-0.  It means the East Midlands outfit are now unbeaten in their previous ten head-to-heads.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bookmakers have Derby as marginal favourites for this game due to home advantage but have not been impressed by them this season. Preston have been a little unlucky at times but the price is too short on a side who have no clear goal threat. The visitors have been behind going into the interval just once in their previous eight and with the Rams bagging just once this season in the first-half then I think taking the game to be level at the break and no early goal (set at 31:00) also seems sensible.

NO goal before 31:00

Game to be level at half-time

Derby County saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Derby County have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played against Preston North End

Preston North End scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.4

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

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

25-08-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

01-09-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

15-09-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

18-09-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W A

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 9 - 10

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-09-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

03-10-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

06-10-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Preston North End Form Guide

Preston North End Team Logo

Preston North End

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L A

25-08-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

01-09-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

L H

15-09-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

18-09-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

22-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 5 - 6

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

29-09-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

02-10-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

06-10-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Derby County Preview

The Rams have had a mixed start to the season with two victories and two defeats from their four league fixtures. They sit 11th in the Championship table while the expected goals data has them in 16th place. At Pride Park, they won in midweek and have won four of their last five with the other a heavy defeat to Leeds. Tom Lawrence has found the back of the net in both home matches this season and three of the last four. Three of the four that Derby have played have seen both teams score with their clean sheet on Tuesday night their first of the league season. Five of the six goals the East Midlands outfit have netted have come in the second-half.

Derby County Team News

Tom Huddlestone, Harry Wilson (both groin), Scott Malone (muscle), Ikechi Anya (unknown), George Evans (knock) and Curtis Davies (hamstring) are doubts while Chris Martin (unknown) and Marcus Olsson (cruciate) are ruled out.

Preston North End Preview

The Lilywhites will have hoped for a better start to the season after an opening day victory they have taken just one point from their next three. They sit 18th in the table with just four points though the expected goals data has them in tenth. Away from Deepdale, they have lost both league matches this season failing to net in either of them. The Lancashire outfit have netted just four times in total from their last six on the road. They have netted just three league goals this season with no player bagging on more than one occasion. Preston have only been behind going into the interval just once in their previous eight.

Preston North End Team News

Billy Bodin (cruciate) and Sean Maguire (hamstring) are long-term absentees.

Derby County Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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

Preston North End Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 Preston North End Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Scott Carson 190 86
37 LB Jayden Bogle - -
6 CD Richard Keogh 188 87
5 CD Fikayo Tomori 185 75
3 RB Craig Forsyth 191 81
4 CM Craig Bryson 170 60
36 CM Joe Ledley 183 73
8 CM Mason Mount - -
28 CF David Nugent 180 76
20 LF Mason Bennett 178 64
10 RF Tom Lawrence 175 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Declan Rudd 191 75
2 LB Darnell Fisher 175 70
23 CD Paul Huntington 191 80
6 CD Ben Davies 183 80
16 RB Andrew Hughes 183 75
4 CDM Ben Pearson 166 71
18 CDM Ryan Ledson 175 69
19 CM Graham Burke 180 75
10 CM Josh Harrop - -
7 CM Callum Robinson 178 75
45 CF Lukas Nmecha 185 -