Derby County is terribly unlucky in this Championship season. The team cannot win even in those matches where they are considered the favourite, being the most compromise in the division. Wayne Rooney’s guys in 19 fights ten times shared points with rivals, and this affected standings.
But this is not why the club is the last on the table – this situation arose due to the sanctions of the Federation. They have fined the Rams 21 points due to financial problems, and they have only one point to their credit at the moment. In the previous match, the team played with Fulham (0:0) in the away game. Find out more football predictions as we always choose the most exciting matches for your attention.
QPR is having a fairly successful season and is vying for a return to the elite of English football. The team of Mark Warburton is fifth in the overall standings, two points behind the third line, but has a game in reserve. They expect to claim even higher in the table if they win the upcoming fight. The Hoops at home minimally defeated Huddersfield (1:0).
Both clubs are in dire need of three points – the Rams need to rise in the table urgently; otherwise, they risk being knocked out of the Championship, and the Hoops want to take the third line. Both, in our opinion, will try to play cleaner in defence and will not rush headlong forward, expecting to wait until the enemy makes a mistake.
In the last few years, all the battles between the clubs have been characterized by stubborn struggle and intransigence, where often everything was decided by one scored goal. There is every reason to believe that this meeting will also take place according to the classic scenario for rivals – no one intends to make mistakes, and a draw, by and large, will not be the worst result for everyone. We believe that one should not expect a large amount of danger and entertainment from the fight, and it will end unproductively.
Our forecast is a total of under 2.5 goals. For such an outcome, bookmakers offer odds of 1.83. Derby County has positive statistics in face-to-face meetings in their home arena and have been beating QPR quite often lately. The extreme need of the Rams in points will make them strive more for victory, and there are all the prerequisites for the home team to succeed. However, the guests are not averse to picking up all three points and will wait for the opponent’s mistakes to score.
We assume that both teams have equal chances and believe that the fight may well end in a draw or a minimal victory for the home team. Our second bet will be the handicap (0) at Derby County. This bet can be placed for 2.10 odds. To win more with huge bonuses, higher odds, and without risks – visit our betting sites rankings page. A fresh review of the most reliable offers for Indian bettors will be helpful for you.