Free tips Championship Tips: Derby County v Bristol City (Friday, 7.45pm)

Derby County v Bristol City Betting Preview

Two automatic promotion hopefuls go head-to-head as Derby County host Bristol City in the Championship a match between two direct league rivals.

We take you through our Derby v Bristol City match preview and betting tips for the Friday evening fixture from Pride Park…

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Derby County v Bristol City Match Prediction

Derby win 28/25 – MarathonBet

Derby County v Bristol City Best Bet

Matej Vydra Anytime Goalscorer at 37/19 – 888Sport


Derby County v Bristol City Past Meetings

This will be the 47th competitive fixture between the two clubs, with Derby ahead on head-to-head victories with 16 wins to City’s 11.

City won the corresponding league clash at Ashton Gate earlier in the campaign by responding to going a goal behind to scoring four unanswered goals to win 4-1.

That match was City’s first win over Derby in nine attempts and they haven’t won in any of their last four visits to Pride Park, with three defeats in that run.

Derby County v Bristol City Stats

Derby have lost only three of their last 21 matches in all competitions – including a defeat at Old Trafford in the FA Cup.

Saturday’s victory at Birmingham City brought County into the league’s top two for the first time this season, with Friday’s opponents City back in fifth while Cardiff and Aston Villa are merged in between.

Bristol City are in an alarming run of form – they have lost five matches in a row in all competitions having lost only three of their first 29 games this campaign. (two of those defeats came against top-flight opposition – Manchester City and Watford)

Derby have the third best home record in the division while City have the third strongest away record.

The hosts have the second best defence and second best attack in the division.


Derby County v Bristol City Team News

The hosts are likely to stick with their 4-2-3-1 formation with no fresh injury or suspension worries following their win over Birmingham.

David Nugent, Andreas Weimann and Chris Martin will all be jostling to win back their place in the starting line-up in attacking positions.

City are also likely to stick with a similar 4-2-3-1 line-up with Ryan Kent and Cauley Woodrow will both be among those pushing for starting places.

Reason for Derby County v Bristol City Bets

Derby are favourites for this match partly due to home advantage but mainly because of the respective form of both teams.

Bristol City have lost five games in a row including several damaging league defeats which has seen them drop from second to fifth in the space of a fortnight.

The last team Lee Johnson’s side will wish to face will be in-form Derby, who have taken their place in the automatic promotion playoff places.

Matej Vydra netted County’s only goal in their 4-1 defeat at Ashton Gate earlier in the campaign and has netted 16 goals in all competitions this season.

The Czech forward has hit four in the past eight matches including Saturday’s victory at Birmingham, and 37/19 for him to score anytime in this game represents great value.

Derby County v Bristol City Match Prediction

Derby win 28/25 – MarathonBet

Derby County v Bristol City Best Bet

Matej Vydra Anytime Goalscorer at 37/19 – 888Sport


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