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Derby County vs Cardiff City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

09:51 BST 12/09/2019
Neil Warnock Cardiff City 2018-19
With both sides having lost some significant firepower over the summer, Al Hain-Cole doesn't expect much action between Cocu's men and the Bluebirds

Derby County will be hoping to kick start their Championship campaign when they welcome Cardiff City to Pride Park on Friday.

The Rams have not won any of their five matches since opening the season with a 2-1 victory away to Huddersfield Town, picking up just three points from the subsequent 15.

Derby County vs Cardiff City latest odds

Nevertheless, they are 11/8 (2.38) favourites with bet365 to come out on top in front of their own fans for the first time this season.

Neil Warnock's men have only won two of their seven fixtures in all competitions this campaign, and are available at 15/8 (2.88) to secure a first away victory since running out 2-0 winners at Old Trafford on the final day of the last season.

Only one of the previous seven encounters between this pair has resulted in a draw, although there are odds of 12/5 (3.40) available on this one finishing up all square.

Derby County vs Cardiff City team news

Ikechi Anya remains injured whilst Lee Buchanan and Mason Bennett are both doubtful, although Andre Wisdom, Jayden Bogle and Craig Forsyth are all edging closer to action after returning to training.

Danny Ward will face a late fitness test after picking up an achilles injury, while Marlon Pack is definitely sidelined. Sol Bamba and Neil Etheridge are short of fitness.

Derby County vs Cardiff City preview

With just 14 goals in 15 fixtures between them so far, it is not difficult to see why both of these sides have got off to disappointing starts to the season.

Phillip Cocu is having to rebuild a team that has lost the 29 goals scored by loanees Harry Wilson and Mason Mount last campaign, while the Bluebirds also saw last season’s joint-top scorers Bobby Reid and Victor Camarasa both depart.

Derby County vs Cardiff City predictions

Considering this lack of cutting edge at both ends, odds of 6/5 (2.20) look like strong value on no more than side getting on target for Derby’s third game in a row – as well as a third consecutive away match for Cardiff.

All odds correct at time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.

Both teams to score: No for a 1pt stake at 6/5 (2.20) with bet365