It’s the one that matters for Derby and Nottingham Forest fans on Friday night.
The East Midlands Derby (not the ‘El Cloughico’…) may not roll off the tongue like some of the more famous local rivalries, but be assured that this one is played with just as much intent and spite.
The problem for both sides this season is that they have been looking down instead of up.
The Rams and the Reds are both lingering in the bottom half of the Championship, but have shown signs of life so far in 2021.
Who will win the bragging rights inside Pride Park? Check out our top Odds Pick and Long Shot below!
|Fixture||Derby County v Nottingham Forest|
|Date||Friday, February 26, 2021 at 19:45|
|Where||Pride Park, Derby|
|How to Watch||Live on Sky Sports|
Our Top Odds Pick – Derby County v Nottingham Forest draw – 21/10 with UniBet
The spoils have been shared in four of the previous six league meetings between these two.
They are separated by two points and two places in the Championship and it’s hard to argue the case for either side to take a convincing win home from Pride Park.
Derby have won their last four home matches and Chris Hughton has guided his Reds to three away wins in four.
The stalemate is where the sensible money is on Friday.
Our Long Shot – Derby County v Nottingham Forest 0-0 draw – 6/1 with BetVictor
We apologize in advance.
Not meaning to jinx this tasty derby, defences may prove a bit more stubborn and take fewer risks with what is at stake.
Both sides are growing into the season well after poor starts, and would probably agree to a point each moving on with their respective campaigns.
Sure, we hope its a 5-4 thriller! But best to cover ourselves…
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.