Derby County vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tip Home Win by One Goal – 28 August 2021

Rams to edge East Midlands derby

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Derby County vs Nottingham Forest
28th August 1230hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win by One Goal
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 11/4 odds taken 0821 GMT, Friday 27 August

Rivals Derby County and Nottingham Forest go head-to-head in an East Midlands derby at Pride Park in the EFL Championship this Saturday. Chris Hughton’s Reds will be desperate for a positive result after suffering four straight league losses at the beginning of this campaign. As for Wayne Rooney’s Rams, they will be hoping to build on a steady start to their season. In our in-depth Derby vs Forest preview, we have the latest betting odds and predictions.

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Derby County Preview – Will the Rams pile more misery on their rivals?

Before a ball was kicked this season, Derby County’s thin squad was tipped to struggle. However, Wayne Rooney’s men have made a decent enough start, winning one, drawing two and losing one of their opening four matches in the league.

Derby kicked off their Championship season with a 1-1 home draw with Huddersfield Town. They then shipped two injury-time goals to lose 2-1 at Peterborough United. Since that gut-wrenching loss at the Weston Homes Stadium, the Rams have bounced back by taking four points from a possible six, beating Hull City and drawing with Middlesbrough.

Our betting prediction:
Derby to win & both teams to score

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(odds taken 0826 GMT, Friday 27 August)

Victory over their bitter rivals on Saturday would signal a good start to the season for Rooney’s men. The bookies have the home win priced at 6/4.

Nottingham Forest Preview – Can the Reds finally pick up their first point?

Chris Hughton’s Nottingham Forest were mentioned by few as potential play-off dark horses before the season kicked off. However, just like they did last year, Forest have made a woeful start to their Championship campaign.

The Reds have lost four out of four in the league, falling to back-to-back defeats to Coventry City, Bournemouth, Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City, all by one goal. They were also hammered 4-0 at home by Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers in the second round of the EFL Cup in midweek.

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With the pressure starting to mount, Hughton and his boys will be desperate not to lose this weekend. The away win is priced at 15/8, while you can get the draw at 11/5.


Derby County vs Nottingham Forest Betting Advice

Each of the last three meetings between Derby and Forest have ended in 1-1 draws. The Reds are unbeaten in their last eight against the Rams, winning three and drawing five. Derby’s last victory in this derby came back in October 2017.

When the rivals last met, Colin Kazim-Richards rescued a point late on after James Garner’s opener at Pride Park. In the reverse game at the City Ground last term, Forest equalised in the second half to snatch a point.


Key Facts – Derby County vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tip

  • Five of the last seven Championship meetings have ended in draws
  • Derby have not beaten Nottingham Forest since October 2017
  • Forest’s last victory at Pride Park came in January 2015


After suffering four Championship defeats on the bounce, and then being hammered at home in the cup, Nottingham Forest will be desperate for a reprieve this weekend. However, Derby will want to pile even more misery on their rivals.

All four of Forest’s league defeats have been by one goal, and you can get 11/4 for the hosts to win by one on Saturday. There is also good value in the 2-1 Derby win at 9/1.


The best betting odds for Derby County vs Nottingham Forest

Derby County to win: 6/4 at Bet365
Draw: 15/8 at Bet365
Nottingham Forest to win: 15/8 at Bet365