Nottingham Forest and Derby County will meet in the 6th round of the Championship. Nottingham Forest’s fans had so much bigger expectations for this campaign after their squad ended the previous season just one point behind the playoffs zone. However, the opening weeks were a disaster with four consecutive losses. Derby County is in bad shape, and they recorded only one win in 6 games played. We will see if Phillip Cocu has a recipe for better results below.
October 23rd, 2020 – 18:30
Nottingham Forest vs Derby County Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Nottingham Forest vs Derby County Predictions
Nottingham Forest nearly made it into the promotion playoffs last season but had a poor end to the 2019/20 campaign. That carried on in this new campaign as they lost their first four games of the season. A change of management took place, with former Brighton boss Chris Hughton taking over. He’s got off to a good start with four points from his first two games in charge. The last weekend saw them get their first points of the season as they won 1-0 at Blackburn with a 90th-minute winner. His first home match in charge saw them held to a 1-1 draw by Rotherham. They had to come from behind to earn that point. Sammy Ameobi enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems. Jack Colback is an experienced player who helps many young players and does not allow opposing players to have a large possession. Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton has no reason to worry, as all the players are ready for this duel.
Derby County also failed to fight for promotion last season. The new campaign has been bad for them so far, with only three points from the first six games, which left them a point above the relegation zone. Derby has a great team, but the results do not show that. Their other five league games this season have all ended in defeat with just one more goal scored, and that was in their opening fixture. These two clubs drew 1-1 in Derby in early July, but since then, both sides have only won two out of 11 league games. Kamil Jozwiak enjoys the game, and when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems. Wayne Rooney is the best and most experienced player of the squad who scored attractive goals, and he is the real leader of the team, all praise for him. Derby County manager Phillip Cocu will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all coming into this match with a completely healthy group available for selection.
It will be a big battle between these two teams, and it will not be surprising if the match ends in a draw. We can also expect a goal in both nets, although both sides haven’t been too efficient so far in the season.