Match Preview: Derby 1-1 Nottingham Predictions and Betting Tips 28.08.2021
Derby – Nottingham Predictions & Tips For Today, August 28, 2021.
League: ENGLAND: Championship – Round 5
Match: 12:30 Derby – Nottingham
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 1:1 WON!!!
Derby – Nottingham Match Preview
- Having lost an off-field battle with bitter East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest for the services of Manchester United midfielder James Garner, Derby County will now seek to have the last laugh by condemning Forest to what would be their joint-longest Championship losing streak since July-Oct 2020. It would be a much needed boost to yet another sluggish August for Derby, a team that’s drawn their first two Championship home matches this term, and failed to win their first four home league games in both 2020/21 and 2019/20.
- The Derby board may be running out of patience with manager Wayne Rooney, who now laments the poorest win-rate in 90 minutes (26.83% in all competitions) of their last five head coaches. His attacking influence is failing to rub off on his squad, who have found the back of the net more than once in just one of their last 11 league outings (W1, D3, L7).
- Unfortunately for beleaguered Forest, the visiting team on the day has not won an East Midlands derby in any competition since 2014/15 (D6, L7). Manager Chris Hughton will be under even more pressure than Rooney, especially after it appears a loan move for promising Manchester City striker Morgan Rogers fell through during the week.
- Forest are in desperate need of attacking support too, after their 1-0 defeat at Stoke last weekend saw them record a tenth consecutive Championship match in which they also failed to score more than one goal in a game. All signs therefore point to a ninth straight Championship H2H to finish with under 2.5 total goals.
- Players to watch: Sam Baldock was Derby’s only goalscorer in their last victory, while retained Forest midfielder James Garner opened the scoring in the last East Midlands derby.
- Hot stat: The pre-match favourite has won just two of Forest’s last ten Championship matches (D4, L4).