Preston vs Derby: In-form North End can end Rams hoodoo

Preston vs Derby: In-form North End can end Rams hoodoo

Kick-off: 1945, 01/02/2019

Stadium: Deepdale

TV: Sky Sports

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Preston do not have a good record against Derby but look well placed to buck that trend after a couple of cracking Championship victories.

The Rams prevailed 2-0 at Pride Park back in August and have won at Deepdale for the past three seasons, but will face a red-hot North End outfit this Friday.

On current form, 13/10 for a home victory is hard to resist for our opening Preston vs Derby prediction.

A Look At Preston North End’s Betting Odds

Preston followed up a superb 4-1 success at QPR with an assured 2-0 defeat of Stoke on the road, which Alex Neil described as “brilliant”.

Alan Browne bagged his 10th goal of the campaign against the Potters and Brad Potts finished off a late counter-attack to wrap up the win.

North End also produced some resilient defending, while keeper Declan Rudd capped off an impressive display by saving a penalty in stoppage time.

“It was a continuation of what we did at QPR,” said a delighted Neil. “We changed the shape to control the ball more and we were in control throughout the game. I thought we were great.

“We knew that with the players we have back, the players we have brought in and the way we performed last week, if we could carry that on, we were confident we could get the result.”

That feelgood factor can inspire a third straight triumph here and we like 5/2 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game from the Preston vs Derby odds.

A Look At Derby County’s Betting Odds

Frank Lampard looked a relieved man after Derby enjoyed the rub of the green with some key refereeing decisions when winning 1-0 at Accrington in the FA Cup.

The Rams boss said: “The pitch wasn’t conducive to playing how we want to play, so we had to adapt and Accrington were difficult opposition, without a doubt. I am pleased we’re through the game and we won it.”

County had beaten Southampton on penalties in the last round following a 2-2 replay draw at St Mary’s and then edged out Reading 2-1 at Pride Park in the Championship.

However, despite that solid set of results, we can’t forget how Leeds dominated Derby when they last appeared in a Friday night fixture.

In their present mood, North End also appear capable of outworking the Rams and 14/5 for the hosts to lead at half-time and full-time for the third straight match completes our Preston vs Derby betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

Stoke 0-2 PRESTON – Alan Browne, Brad Potts

Accrington 0-1 DERBY – Martyn Waghorn

Head-to-head: Derby 2-0 Preston, Preston 0-1 Derby, Derby 1-0 Preston, Derby 1-1 Preston, Preston 0-1 Derby

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