A full betting preview for Nottingham Forest v Derby County is now available in association with 888sport.Forest 39/20
Derby have lost their last five away games in all competitions to give The Reds a great chance of getting something from Saturday’s monumental clash at The City Ground.
Just two points above the drop zone, defeat for Forest is not an option but, despite the ten-place gap separating them from their local rivals, Forest will be encouraged by the visitors’ vulnerability on the road.
There is something of the unknown about what will be the 100th meeting between the two clubs, with both teams under the stewardship of new managers.
Mark Warburton will want to continue The Reds’ pleasing habit of raising their game at home in big matches and, at a shade under 2/1, the hosts do look fairly good value to poach the points.
The draw pays 9/4, while the more cautious can get 4/7 on either a Forest win or draw.
Derby’s rotten away run has seen them score just a single goal, so a chance could be taken on the home win to nil at 4/1.
Britt Assombalonga, with nine goals this season, is 4/1 to score first.
Prediction: 2-1 21/2
Bet of the day: Both teams score in a home win 21/4
Outside punt: Both teams to score in both halves 16/1
Price boost: Assombalonga to score in a Forest win 22/5