Derby 11/5 to beat Preston in Friday’s Championship matchup
Market: Derby win
Odds: 11/5 @ Bet 365
With the chance to shore up their position in the top-six, Frank Lampard’s Derby County will travel to Deepdale on Friday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Preston have shown some much-needed signs of improvement entering the New Year, the Whites still sit some way off of the top half of the Championship table. In their 29 games this season, they have won nine, drawn nine and lost 11, scoring 45 and conceding 45 in return. Currently, no team higher than 21st in the table hold a worse defensive record than Preston. With a points tally of 36, the hosts now sit eight points adrif of the top half of the table. As for their recent form, despite winning their last two matches on the bounce they have failed to win any of their last four matches at Deepdale.
As for the visitors, still carrying on their impressive form entering 2019, Derby are in pole position to land a top six finish this season. In their 28 Championship games this season, they have won 13, drawn seven and lost eight, scoring 40 and conceding 35 in return. With a points tally of 46, another win for the Rams on Friday would see them leapfrog Middlesbrough to fifth in the table. As for Lampard’s recent run of form, Derby have won their last three matches on the bounce, including an away win at Premier League Southampton a fortnight ago.
Bet: Derby 11/5 to beat Preston in Friday’s Championship matchup @ Bet 365