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

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Preston North End vs Derby County Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Easter Monday lunchtime (12:45) SKY TV fixture features two sides in the hunt for the end of season play-offs.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Both sides are looking to bounce back from a hammering on Friday with Preston going down 4-1 away to Sheffield Wednesday.  Louis Moult got a consolation for North-End who suffered their biggest defeat of the season though the expected goals data shows little between the two teams.

Derby probably had the more humiliating result as they not only lost 4-1 but at home to bottom side Sunderland.  Matej Vydra got their goal in what was their biggest defeat since September when they lost by the same scoreline at Bristol City.

The reverse fixture came early in the season in mid-August in a game that the Rams won 1-0 thanks to a Matej Vydra penalty.  It stretches the Rams unbeaten head-to-head record against the Lilywhites to nine.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to argue with the prices on offer here which make Preston favourites because of home advantage.  Both sides are showing signs of struggle and so it is hard to take either with any confidence.

Eight of the last ten North-End have played have seen both teams find the back of the net while the Rams have seen five of their last six do the same so this looks the way to play the game.  Given that each of the last ten and 15 of the last 17 goals in games involving the Lancashire side have come in the second-half take this 45 minutes to be the highest scoring.

 

YES in the both teams to score market

Second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring

 

Preston North End saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Derby County saw over 1.5 goals in 8 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

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Preston North End Form Guide

Preston North End Team Logo

Preston North End

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

03-03-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

06-03-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

10-03-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-03-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

02-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

14-04-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

21-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Derby County Form Guide

Derby County Team Logo

Derby County

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
D A

24-02-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 3 - 3

(HT 2 - 2)

L H

03-03-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

06-03-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

11-03-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

30-03-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

02-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

11-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-04-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

21-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Preston North End Preview

North-End missed a great opportunity as most of the sides above them slipped up on Friday and they remain in tenth just two points outside the top six.  They have now lost two of their last three and won just three of their last nine.

At Deepdale, they have struggled of late with two victories, three draws and three defeats from their last eight.  Both teams to score is a common feature and has happened in seven of their last eight at their own ground.

Sean Maguire is in good goalscoring form with seven of his nine league goal this season coming in his last eight Championship appearances.  The last ten goals in Preston matches and 15 of 17 have come in the second-half.

 

Preston North End Team News

They have no registered injuries or suspensions ahead of this game.

 

Derby County Preview

The Rams are now without a victory in eight and have won just one of their last 11 as not only are they no longer in the race for automatic promotion they are in real danger of missing out on the play-offs.

Away from the iPro Stadium, they are without a victory in five though four of these have ended in a draw.  They have four road matches remaining this season with three of them against top ten sides and the other away to Burton.

Five of the last six that Derby have played in the Championship have seen both teams find the back of the net. Only Wolves (38) have scored more than the 31 the East Midlands outfit have netted in the first-half.

 

Derby County Team News

Marcus Olsson (back), Kyle McAllister, (groin) and Jonathan Mitchell (finger) are doubts while Sam Winnall (cruciate) is out for the season.  Tom Huddlestone will available after missing the last game through suspension.

 

Preston North End Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 vs Derby County Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
22 GK Chris Maxwell 183 73
3 RB Gregory Cunningham 183 70
20 CD Ben Davies 183 80
23 CD Paul Huntington 191 80
14 LB Darnell Fisher 175 70
37 CM Callum Robinson 178 75
4 CDM Ben Pearson 166 71
12 CDM Paul Gallagher 183 79
29 CM Tom Barkhuizen 175 70
8 CM Alan Browne 173 71
24 CF Sean Maguire 175 75
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Scott Carson 190 86
33 CD Curtis Davies 188 76
16 CD Alex Pearce 183 74
14 LB Andre Wisdom 186 78
12 RB Chris Baird 181 74
10 CM Tom Lawrence 175 70
19 CM Andreas Weimann 188 76
23 CM Matej Vydra 180 71
36 CDM Joe Ledley 183 73
44 CDM Tom Huddlestone 180 80
28 CF David Nugent 180 76