Nottingham Forest-Derby County Betting Preview: Expect goals galore at the City Ground

The A52 derby is the early kick off in the Championship this weekend with Forest and the Rams both looking for local bragging rights, our is tipster backing goals
With both these sides not winning in their last three matches, they face each other in a huge East Midlands derby on Saturday lunch time. Nottingham Forest host Derby County at the City Ground, with fireworks expected alongside the River Trent.

Forest come into this match after hitting a sticky patch of form after a brilliant start to the season. Billy Davies' side have won only once in their last five games, which, after winning their first four games of the season, is concerning for the fans.

The Reds currently sit in sixth position in the Championship with 15 points from eight matches. After missing out on the playoffs last season conceding a late goal to Leicester, they will be keen to cement their place in the top six early on. Betway price them as favourites for the clash at even money (2.00).

Derby County have had a hugely inconsistent season so far, winning five, losing four and drawing twice. What has been impressive from Nigel Clough's side is their away form in the league.

The Rams are unbeaten, winning three and drawing one. Those wins certainly stood out, beating Brighton on the road before comfortably beating both Yeovil and Millwall.

Bolton are the only team to have restricted them on the road in the league. Betway price them at 13/5 (3.60) to gain bragging rights. The same firm prices the draw at 23/10 (3.30).

A bet that stands out in this fixture is over 2.5 goals at a generous 4/5 (1.80). This bet would have paid out in Derby's last seven competitive matches, and when you consider it would have also landed in Forest's last five, expect a goal fest at the City Ground on Saturday.

For those looking for more value, backing Derby to score over 1.5 goals at 8/5 (2.60) with Betway is certainly worth an investment.

In all four away league matches this season, Derby have managed at least two goals, with the Rams scoring 12 goals in those four fixtures. With Forest conceding two goals in each of their last five fixtures, this is a fantastic bet worth backing for those seeking bigger returns.

Over 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 4/5 (1.80) with Betway
Derby to score over 1.5 goals for a 1.5pt stake at 8/5 (2.60) with Betway

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