Tip Nottingham Forest - Derby County
Derby County are just a place above Nottingham on the log, bettering their hosts by four points and they will be keen to widen the gap, as they head to this game on the back of a poor run, with just a win in the last five matches across all competitions. Both sides have picked eight points from their last five matches in the Championship but Nottingham will be happier going to this game as they play at home, where they have picked back to back wins in the last two Championship matches and face a Derby side on a three – game winless streak away from home in the league. Derby have also managed just a win in their last five away games in the Championship and while they have scored just one goal in the last three away league matches, Nottingham have scored five in the last two home games in the league. Nottingham have however conceded in each of their last six home league matches. In the last three matches between these two sides, Nottingham Forest have not scored a goal, while only two of the last seven have produced over 2.5 goals and three of the last four meetings have ended in draws. Derby are unbeaten in six matches against Nottingham and head to head, the teams have met 65 times, with Nottingham on 23 wins and Derby on 22.
Key points Nottingham Forest - Derby County
Nottingham have conceded in each of their last six home league matches.
Derby County have one win in five away Championship matches.
Nottingham have not scored in the last three meetings with Derby.
Conclusion Nottingham Forest - Derby County
This match is rarely a high scoring affair, and the on form side, Nottingham Forest, have not been performing so well in it; they go to it without a goal in the last three matches and also winless in six meetings. In the last 12 meetings, an away side has won only once so we don’t fancy Derby’s chances here. A bet of under 2.5 goals would be a good pick in this.
Nottingham Forest Derby County Prediction published on February 23, 2019