Preston North End vs Derby County Betting Preview – 01/02/2019

Preston North End vs Derby County Betting Preview – 01/02/2019

Preston North End vs Derby County

Preston North End look to continue their surge up the Championship table this Friday when they welcome Derby County to their Deepdale Stadium. Alex Neil’s’ men sit in 16th after picking up back-to-back wins against Stoke City and QPR, they will need another strong performance if they are to secure anything against Derby this Friday. Frank Lampard is having a good first season as a manager of Derby and their efforts so far, have seen them secure sixth place and a spot in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup. when these sides met at Pride Park Stadium

Preston North End find themselves in a rare run of strong form which has seen them secure back-to-back wins against Stoke City and QPR. These wins came in the nick of time for the hosts with them sitting just a few points clear of the relegation zone. Preston’s most recent win came against Stoke City who they comfortably beat 2-0 thanks to goals from Alan Browne and Brad Potts. With the home advantage, Preston arrives as the clear favourites to secure the three points in this meeting and can be backed with Bet365 for a price of 6/5.

With 45 goals scored this season, Preston are one of the higher scoring sides in the league but their equally leaky defence, which has conceded 45 goals, has held them back. In the last two games, the hosts have racked up six goals and conceded just one but over the last five games have conceded in four of them. With Derby also prone to scoring and conceding goals a BTTS market should be worth backing. Betway has BTTS at 4/6. Both Alan Browne and Brad Potts have both scored two in their last two games and can be backed with Bet365 to score anytime at 21/10 and 3/1 respectively.

In order to remain in a playoff position and push for an automatic spot, Derby County needs to secure three points from these fixtures and Frank Lampard will be disappointed with anything less than a win. The Rams sit up in sixth place with 46 points just two points above Bristol City in seventh. Following Derby’s recent narrow 1-0 win over Accrington Stanley, they have now won three games on the bounce which puts them in good shape to secure a positive result against Preston. SkyBet has priced them at 2/1, which makes them the underdogs for this Championship clash.

Derby’s success this season has come from their ability to outscore teams as defensively they have not been hugely strong. Over the course of the season, they have kept just three clean sheets which have led to them conceding 35 goals in 28 games, but 40 goals scored has been enough so far. Three of their last five games have seen over 2.5 goals scored and Bet365 are offering odds of 10/11- for there to be over 2.5 goals.

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