Jeff Buckeridge (@JefferidgeBuck) previews Derby v Ipswich and provides us with his best bets for Tuesday's Championship fixture by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Derby v Ipswich Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 21st August
  • Time: 7.45pm
  • Location: Pride Park, Derby
  • Channel: Sky Sports

Derby County welcome Ipswich to Pride Park on Tuesday night as they look for their first home win under new boss Frank Lampard. The Rams initially started strongly but are coming off the back of a thumping at home to Leeds and loss against Millwall last time out. Despite a spirited second half performance and a goal courtesy of David Nugent, Derby lost 2-1 at The Den. New signing Martyn Waghorn comes up against the team he left at the summer, whilst Jack Marriot is yet to find the net for Derby and was an unused substitute at the weekend. New boy Mason Mount, however, looks to have settled in after his loan from Chelsea with two goals.

Their opponents have also failed to deceive under a new boss. Ex-Shrewsbury manager, Paul Hurst, is in control at Portman Road now but has so far failed to pick up a first win. Ipswich’s defeat at Rotherham was followed up by an early exit in the Carabao Cup at the hands of League 2 side Exeter. The Tractor Boys held Aston Villa to a draw at the weekend, despite having a man sent off in the first half. A credible result, but Ipswich will be looking for a maiden win soon before the pressure starts to build.

Team News

Derby boss Lampard, said he was much happier with his side’s second half performance so may bring in some of the players that came off the bench at the weekend, including goal scorer David Nugent. Derby captain, Curtis Davies, is a doubt with a hamstring problem.

Ipswich will be without Tayo Eden due to suspension and Tom Adyemi, who is a long-term absentee.

Derby Potential Starting XI – Carson; Forsyth, Tomori, Keogh, Bogle; Johnson, Bryson; Lawrence, Mount, Josefzoon; Nugent

Ipswich Potential Starting XI – Bialkowski; Donacien, Nsiala, Chambers, Knudsen; Chalobah, Skuse; Edwards, Nolan, Sears; Harrison

Head To Head

The sides have faced each other 27 times with Ipswich having the best of the head to head with 15 wins to Derby’s eight. The teams have drawn just four times. In 2013, this fixture resulted in a 4-4 draw.

Stats & Facts

  • The away side has won in the last 7 encounters between the sides.
  • Ipswich haven’t won away from home since March
  • Derby had the 7th best home record in the league last season

The Verdict

A tough one to call as both sides have started the season in similar veins. Neither manager seems to know their strongest XI, yet both seem competitive. It will probably not be a classic so perhaps the safest bet here is under 2.5 goals at 4/5. A game which is likely to be won by the first goal, Derby look like they may edge the game, with players like Tom Lawrence a genuine threat and 5/1 to score first.

Recommended Bets

  • Under 2.5 goals- 4/5
  • Derby to win 1-0- 11/2
  • Tom Lawrence to score first- 5/1