Plenty of value in backing Derby to edge managerless Pompey

CLICK TO BET:  Derby (27/20),  Draw (23/10),  Portsmouth (37/20)

Since Steve Cotterill upped sticks from Portsmouth and took over as Nottingham Forest manager, Guy Whittingham has been given the role of caretaker manager until a new boss is appointed.

Over 50 applicants have shown an interest in taking over at Fratton Park; however, it looks unlikely that a new man will be in place before Saturday’s clash with Derby at Pride Park.

Nevertheless, the south coast side are looking for a third victory in four games under Whittingham and are available at odds of 37/20 to record a win.

The Rams started the season in fine form and although results of late have not been as impressive, boss Nigel Clough has remained positive and expressed delight in his team’s performances.

After defeating Millwall 3-0 at the end of September, Derby have only picked up three points from five games and are without a victory in this run of games.

Drawing seems to be the only way the Rams can currently pick up points, so the draw on Saturday, priced at 23/10, is bound to have its backers.

Pompey are yet to win a game on the road this season and their past three away fixtures have all resulted in 1-0 defeats.

A repeat of this scoreline when they take the trip to Pride Park is available to football betting fans at odds of 7/1 with bwin.

New customers who sign up receive a free £25 bet and by placing it on a 1-0 result in Derby’s favour, they would see a return of £200 if successful.

A half-time lead is something that Portsmouth fans have yet to witness this campaign and current form suggests that if the away side are to leave with all three points, then it will happen if the sides go into the interval level.

With this in mind, backing the draw/Portsmouth in the half-time/full-time market at 23/4 may offer some value if punters fancy Portsmouth to cause an upset.

The six league matches at Pride Park this season have all ended with less than four goals being scored and therefore Derby to win and under 3.5 combined goals to be scored in the game at 21/10 could be the best bet on the coupon.

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