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Derby vs Preston: Our top betting tips

Derby have been terrific this season with everything that's been thrown at them. They look like they're running out of gas now though; can they find a little extra in the tank to keep the survival dream alive a bit longer? Find out with our Derby vs Preston match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Rams to win

It's getting close to last chance saloon for Derby but the fact they're at home in this game gives them a real shot at claiming three vital points and we fancy them to do it. Not only do the Rams boast a decent home record of late with 10 points from the last 15 available but Preston have been bang average on the road too; they've not won in three and were tonked 4-0 by Luton in their last seat match. Derby have won three of the last five meetings between the sides when the home side too.

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Both sides will not score

Our next tip here is that someone will blank in front of goal. Three of Derby's last five games have ended with at least one side failing to score whilst Preston have also seen three of five end that way including their last two. If you're still in doubt around the stats then maybe this head to head one will pull you over to our way of thinking; only one of the last five meetings between the duo have ended with goals for both teams.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Derby vs Preston

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Derby vs Preston: Let's look at the predicted lineups

Preston might not have anything riding in this game but the home side do. Derby need to grab points and the quicker they do that the better.

Derby Predicted Lineup

Derby have won over a lot of fans this season for the way they've conducted themselves on the pitch and whilst they've been hard to beat, this is not the time for draws. The Rams need wins and it's imperative they get them now.

Predicted lineup – Allsop, Byrne, Davies, Buchanan, Cashin, Bird, Birmingham, Thompson, Morrison, Lawrence, Plange

Preston Predicted Lineup

Preston could have had a late tilt at the top six had their form been better. That prospect is dead in the water now and the sooner then summer comes the better from their perspective. As for this game, it might not alter their season but a loss won't do end of season confidence much good.

Predicted lineup – Iversen, Hughes, Diaby, van den Berg, Potts, Browne, Whiteman, Johnson, McCann, Riis, Archer

A quickfire FAQ on Derby vs Preston

Derby vs Preston Prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – Pride Park
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Derby
  • What time does the match kick off? 15:00 GMT

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