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Derby vs Bristol City: Our top betting tips
Derby will be playing their football in League One next season; that's official now. Can they give their fans something to cheer about here though? Find out with our Derby vs Bristol City match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Derby to bag win
Derby might have had their relegation confirmed over the Easter weekend but that doesn't tell the story of their season; they've actually been half decent whilst, at home, they've got a record that would see them in the playoff places of a ‘home games only' table. Bristol City meanwhile would be fifth from bottom in an ‘away only' table whilst their general form has been poor too. More recently, the Robins have lost seven of 10 away games compared to who have won seven of 10 at home. They're not stats that point to an away win.
Going under 2.5
Neither of the teams really do high scoring matches on the regular so our prediction of under 2.5 total goals shouldn't come as a major shock. Derby have gone under 2.5 in three of their last five matches with Bristol City going south of the same marker in each of their last trio of matches. On top of those stats, the last three head to head meetings between the two teams have served up just the one goal each.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Derby vs Bristol City
Derby vs Bristol City: Let's look at the predicted lineups
It's a strange game this. On one hand, Derby have been relegated whilst Bristol City are safe for another year of Championship football. Despite that, the Rams fan base is probably the more positive of the two.
Derby Predicted Lineup
Wayne Rooney has a relegation on his CV now after Derby lost at QPR on Monday. His stock as a manager though has never been higher courtesy of the togetherness he's built in trying circumstances. Can his Rams side see out the season with their heads remaining high? This game will likely give us plenty of insight into that very question.
Predicted lineup -Allsop, Byrne, Davies, Cashin, Buchanan, Bielik, Thompson, Knight, Morrison, Ebiowei, Plange
Bristol City Predicted Lineup
Bristol City have had a rather drab year themselves and, but for the likes of Derby having points deductions, their survival in the league could have been a damn sight more perilous than it has been. Can they prove the belong in the second tier and give fans hope ahead of the summer with a win here?
Predicted lineup – Bentley, Cundy, Klose, Atkinson, Scott, Massengo, James, Weimann, DaSilva, Martin, Semenyo
A quickfire FAQ on Derby vs Bristol City
- Where is the match being hosted? – Pride Park
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Derby
- What time does the match kick off? 3 PM GMT