GET OUR TOP TIPS

FOLLOW Footballtips

Nottingham Forest v Derby County - Tense match set for tie

The derby offers someone the chance to be a hero (credit: AmyEch)
Saturday’s other early kick-off brings about the first East Midlands derby of the new Championship campaign. Steve McClaren’s Nottingham Forest have the perfect opportunity to get their season back on track, with a win over Derby lifting some pressure, albeit for the time being. 

A good atmosphere in the County Ground is a certainty as Derby have sold their ticket allocation out, and with local pride at stake, this match matters more than most to both sides.

The Reds are 10/11 with Ladbrokes to see off Nigel Clough’s side, and retain the Brian Clough Trophy. Forest did the double over the Rams last seasons, and how their fans would love it if they repeated the trick this term. 

The corresponding fixture in January saw then-manager Billy Davies inspire his team to a 5-2 thrashing. Victor Chandler will pay 150/1 should lightning strike twice this weekend. 

Derby are 4/1 with bet365 to pull off the away win, and go into the clash off the back of two successive league defeats. Having had a terrific opening month, the County boss will be doubly pleased if he gets back to winning ways in Nottingham and take back the trophy which bares his father’s name. 

The draw is available at 5/2 with Betfred, and perhaps it is worth noting that the last half-dozen East Midlands derbies have produced a winner. Perhaps we’re due a stalemate? 

With the contest likely to be cagey – particularly in the early stages – I would be surprised if supporters were in for another goal fest. Instead, the evens offered by Victor Chandler on there being under 2.5 goals in the match has appeal for me.

I also like the look of William Hill’s 16/1 valuation of the home side leading at the break, with the game ending honours evening after ninety minutes. 

With both clubs failing to pick up points in their last two matches, I wouldn’t be surprised if they took a share of the spoils from this one. A 1-1 scoreline seems very possible to me, and Coral’s best price of 13/2 is one that might be worth considering.

comments powered by Disqus

All Championship Tips News

Recent Championship Tips Articles

  • Blackburn Rovers v Derby County betting tips - Back the goals at Ewood Park

    Derby County face another tough away trip just days after their draw versus Nottingham Forest at the City Ground as they make the trip to Lancashire to take on Blackburn Rovers....

  • Derby County v Ipswich Town betting tips - Rams to march on

    Derby are looking to build up some momentum in the Sky Bet Championship by overcoming an out of sorts Ipswich Town outfit this Saturday at the iPro Stadium....

  • Wigan Athletic v Birmingham City betting tips - Latics to record home win

    Two sides who haven't had the best starts to their respective seasons in the Championship go head to head on Saturday as Wigan Athletic welcome Birmingham City....

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers tips - Wolves to keep up form

    Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking to make it three wins from three in the Championship this weekend as they take on Blackburn Rovers at Molineux....

  • Championship promotion treble - Who we expect to go up!

    The Football League is off and underway once again and three games in we bring you three teams who we feel have what it takes to win promotion from the second tier this year....

  • Derby County v Fulham live stream and tips - Cottagers to struggle again

    Fulham’s torrid start to the season in the Championship could be set to continue on Saturday as they face a difficult trip to Derby County....

  • Watford v Leeds United betting tips - Hornets defence to secure win

    Much-fancied Watford are looking for their third league win of the season this weekend as they take on Leeds United at Vicarage Road....

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers v Cardiff City tips - Defences to come out on top

    Cardiff City are one of the Championship’s early pace-setters but they face a difficult challenge this weekend as they travel to Molineux to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers....

  • Ipswich Town v Norwich City tips - Canaries to edge Old Farm derby

    Ipswich Town and Norwich City go head to head in the first East Anglian derby of the season on Saturday lunch-time. We're backing the Canaries to get the bragging rights....

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Derby County v Blackburn Rovers betting tips - Rams to prove too strong for Rovers

    Derby County return to league action on Tuesday night and they'll be expecting to take three points from this home clash against Blackburn Rovers....

  • Sheffield Wednesday v Birmingham City betting tips - Blues fancied against unpredictable Owls

    Sheffield Wednesday are looking to bounce back to home form with a victory against Birmingham City on Tuesday evening....

  • Next Brighton manager odds - Chris Hughton the favourite to take charge

    Chris Hughton is the favourite to take over at Championship side Brighton. ...

  • Wigan Athletic v Sheffield Wednesday betting tips - Latics to push forward

    Malky Mackay is looking for his second win as manager of Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night as the Latics welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the DW Stadium....

  • Derby County v Leeds United betting tips - Rams tipped for big win

    Derby County are looking for a return to the automatic promotion places as they take on Leeds United at the iPro Stadium on Tuesday night....

  • Ipswich Town v Charlton Athletic betting tips - Tractor Boys expecting more success

    Ipswich Town are looking to continue their excellent SkyBet Championship form on Tuesday evening as they welcome Charlton Athletic to Portman Road....

  • Nottingham Forest v Fulham tips - Reds to record big win

    It's early season pace-setters versus early season strugglers in the Championship as league leaders Nottingham Forest take on bottom placed Fulham on Wednesday night....

  • Brentford v Norwich City betting tips - Early season form sides meet at Griffin Park

    Two of the Sky Bet Championship's early season form sides are set to meet in the Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday night with Norwich City making the trip to the capital to face Brentford....

  • AFC Bournemouth v Leeds United betting tips - Home advantage key for Cherries

    Neil Redfearn is looking for another positive result in his position as caretaker manager of Leeds United as he takes the Whites to the south coast to take on Bournemouth on Tuesday night....

More Stories

Claim your free bets

Bookmakers


Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Nottingham Forest v Derby County - Tense match set for tie

Saturday’s other early kick-off brings about the first East Midlands derby of the new Championship campaign. Steve McClaren’s Nottingham Forest have the perfect opportunity to get their campaign back on track, with a win over Derby lifting some pressure, albeit for the time being. 

Read more »