Leicester City - Derby County Betting Preview: Over 2.5 goals looks a good bet

Two of the favourites for promotion meet in a top-of-the-table clash on Friday night in the Championship and our tipster, Hugh Wilson, is backing plenty of goalmouth action
It is an East Midlands derby on Friday night at the King Power Stadium, with a mouth-watering tie in store in the Championship. Derby County travel the short distance to Leicester City, looking to reduce the Foxes' lead at the top of the table.

The Rams come into this match having lost their last two matches, to Wigan and Chelsea, the first time that they have lost two in a row since Steve McClaren took the reins in October. Bet365 prices them as the underdogs at 12/5 (3.40) to take all three points and get back to winning ways.

Leicester have been sensational in the league in recent weeks, winning their last four matches to hold a four-point lead over Burnley at the top.

Nigel Pearson's men were beaten at the weekend, though, going down 2-1 to Stoke City in the FA Cup. Bet365 prices them at 21/20 (2.05) to return to winning ways. The same firm has the draw at 5/2 (3.50).

One common theme at the King Power Stadium this season has been goals. Leicester have been ruthless in front of goal, but have also leaked plenty as well.

The over 2.5 goals bet looks like a fantastic price at 4/5 (1.80) with bet365, landing in 10 of Leicester's last 14 home games. With Derby netting in their last seven away fixtures, expect goals in this Friday night cracker.

For those looking for more value, David Nugent is worth investing in to score anytime against the Rams.

The striker has been in fine form this season and came off the bench against Stoke to net Leicester's only goal. This has taken his season tally to 14, with three of those goals coming in his last four matches. The price of 13/10 (2.30) with bet365 is too good to miss about an in-form striker who also is the first-choice penalty taker for his side.

Over 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 4/5 (1.80) with bet365
David Nugent to score anytime for a 1pt stake at 13/10 (2.3) with bet365

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