Derby County-Leicester City Betting Preview: Foxes to hit the Rams late on

Saturday’s late kick off sees an East Midlands Derby take place at Pride Park, Hugh Wilson is backing goals in the second half and has a 11/4 value bet on offer
Derby County host their Midlands rivals Leicester City this weekend. With both sides in poor form, it is a tough one to call at first sight. Nigel Clough’s men are without a win in eight matches, which has seen them drop towards the relegation places, with only six points separating them from Peterborough.

The Rams are 11/5 (3.20) with Bet365 to break their run of one win in 12 games and pull away from the depths of the Championship.

Nigel Pearson’s men are also struggling to find form though, after a fantastic first half to the season.

The Foxes have not won in the last five away matches, which has seen their automatic promotion chances slip away. 

Nine points behind Hull, who occupy second place, Leicester realistically need a victory on Saturday evening to cling onto any hope that still remains.

Bet365 offer 6/5 (2.20) for them to take all three points. The same firm has the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

It is worth noting that Pearson’s men rise to the occasion when they play Derby, winning the last five matches against the Rams. Out of those games, Derby have only managed one goal.

As well as their fantastic form against Clough’s men, the Foxes have kept seven clean sheets away from home this season. Backing Leicester to win to nil at 11/4 (3.75) with Bet365 seems like a price not to be missed for those looking for value.

For those searching for a bet worth staking more on, backing the second half as the half with most goals seems like the best bet on offer.

Five of Derby’s last eight matches would have seen this bet come in. Add this to the fact that five of Leicester’s last seven matches would also see the bet turn into a winner, the generous odds of 21/20 (2.05) with Bet365 are not to be ignored.

2nd half to have the most goals at 21/20 (2.05) with Bet365
Leicester City to win to nil 11/4 (3.75) with Bet365

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