Preston v Derby Betting Preview | 2nd April

Preston v Derby Betting Preview 2nd April

In our Preston v Derby betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for this bank holiday Monday fixture.

Preston v Derby Betting Preview

Date: 02/04/2018

Time: 12:45

Venue: Deepdale Stadium

Channel: Sky Sports Football

Either Preston or Derby may concede their place in the play-off positions should they be defeated in Monday’s early kick-off.

Visitors Derby are currently in 6th and hosts Preston are in 10th but just two points separate the teams with one clear goal in their sights.

Goals came in abundance in these two sides’ last fixture, albeit for the opposition.

Both fell to 4-1 defeats, Preston falling to Sheffield Wednesday and Derby were beaten by bottom club Sunderland.

The hosts’ form, a 50% win rate out of their last six matches, has also seen as many defeats during that period.

First it was Norwich, then Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds, Reading, with Sunderland just the latest side to continue the visitor’s winless run which now extends to 8 matches.

Team News

Preston have a full squad available for selection.

Tom Huddleston may return for Derby, having missed their last match through suspension.

Potential Preston Starting XI: Maxwell, Earl, Davies, Huntington, Fisher, Gallagher, Pearson, Robinson, Brown, Barkhuizen, Maguire

Potential Derby Starting XI: Carson, Forsyth, Davies, Keogh, Wisom, Johnson, Huddlestone, Anya, Lawrence, Weimann, Nugent

Head To Head

  • These two sides have met on 57 occasions.
  • Preston narrowly hold the bragging rights with 22 wins to Derby’s 21.

Stats & Facts

  • Derby have won 5 of their last 7 matches at Deepdale, drawing once, and have won all of the last three.
  • Preston have failed to beat Derby in their last 9 attempts, losing 6.
  • Derby are without a win in their last 5 away matches drawing 4.
  • Derby haven’t won in 8 league matches
  • Preston have won just 1 of their last 4 home matches.
  • Preston’s Sean Maguire has 3 goals in 4 games.

Betting Odds

  • Preston – 13/10
  • Draw – 12/5
  • Derby – 12/5

Popular Bets

  • BTTS – 10/11
  • Over 2.5 goals – 5/4
  • Sean Maguire to score anytime – 2/1
  • Preston to win and BTTS – 4/1
  • Derby to win and BTTS – 13/2

Ben’s Pick

  • Sean Maguire to score anytime – 2/1