Here’s the Derby County vs Fulham match preview that can help you a lot if you wanna place some bets on the Premier League playoffs. You will found out more about these two Championship teams, as well as learn more about their chances of getting a place in the top English flight next season. And at the bottom of the article, there are a couple of betting tips you might find useful!
Derby County is a club with a really impressive history. It was found back in the 19th century and has since been a part of the English League system. Their biggest success happened in the 1970s, when the Rams won the English top flight on two occasions. It seems that the glory days won’t come back anytime soon, but Derby County do have a good chance to get back among the best English clubs.
But, to get there, they need to go past Fulham. It won’t be an easy job for them, but Derby are famously good at their home ground. The Pride Park Stadium is where they won three out of their four previous games. Furthermore, they have a pretty good tally with Fulham when it comes to the home games. Derby won three out of four matches against Fulham played at the Pride Park.
Another thing going in favor of Derby is that they’ve been playing very well lately, especially in the attack. This team has scored in all but one game since March. Speaking of their scoring prowess, Derby have scored a total of 70 goals in 46 Championship games this season. Only three teams in the league have scored more. One of those is Fulham…
Fulham is the second-best Championship team in the season 2017/2018 goals-wise. They scored 79 goals, which is only three goals fewer than Wolves, the league winners. Obviously, Fulham have been great this season and could’ve ended up in the Premier League without the hassle of the playoffs if they had played better in the final match of the regular season. They lost to Birmingham City 3:1, but if they won that match, they would be now celebrating the promotion.
This way, they need to bounce back and beat Derby County in the doubleheader in order to get a step closer to booking a spot in the Premier League. So, can they do it? Well, Fulham definitely have the best squad of all the teams currently in the playoffs.
Their biggest star this season has been Ryan Sessegnon, a 17-year-old who played in each Fulham’s match in the Championship in 2017/2018. He managed to score 15 goals in those 46 matches, which makes him the team’s top scorer. Still, Fulham’s most lethal player is definitely Aleksandar Mitrovic. Since he joined the club in January on a loan spell from Newcastle, Mitro has scored 12 goals.
Derby County absentees:
- Sam Winnall (injury)
- Marcus Olsson (doubtful)
- Kyle McAllister (doubtful)
- Ikechi Anya (doubtful)
- Sheyi Ojo (injury)
Carson – Davies, Keogh, Forsyth – Huddlestone, Johnson, Wisdom, Ledley – Weimann, Jerome, Vydra
Bettinelli – Odoi, Ream, Fredericsk, Targett – McDonald, Cairney, Johansen – Sessegnon, Piazon, Mitrovic
Derby County vs. Fulham Match Prediction
Both teams are famous for scoring a lot of goals, so it’s fair to assume we’re gonna witness a super-exciting game on Friday evening. I expect goals on both ends, but when it comes to the outcome, I advise against betting on it.
Derby County vs. Fulham Betting Tips
- BTS @1.72 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @2.02 (Unibet)
- Over 1.5 Goals First Half @3.00 (bet365)