Fulham vs Derby County Betting Tip
Statistics, predictions and bet tips with highest odds for the Championship Playoffs Fulham vs Derby County. Sounds analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance by football experts.
T&C’s apply. 18+
T&C’s apply. 18+
Fulham vs Derby County | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The regular English Championship season has ended with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff City earning automatic promotion. The teams placed third to sixth have entered the playoffs and Fulham and Derby county meet at Craven Cottage on Monday night for the second leg of their tie. Its Derby County who come into the game with the slight advantage, having won the first leg 1-0 at Pride Park Stadium. The clean sheet could prove crucial and a draw would be enough to see Derby County through to the final.
Fulham narrowly missed out on automatic promotion to the Premier League this season. They lost their final match of the season at Birmingham City and that defeat meant they had no chance of catching Cardiff City, who finished 2 points above them in second place.
That defeat plus the 1-0 loss in the first leg of this tie mean Fulham have lost their last 2 Championship games and need to return to winning ways if they are to reach the playoff final.
However, their home form is excellent and Fulham have remained undefeated in their last 15 home Championship matches and have won 12 of those games. They have won by more than 2 goals in 7 of their last 11 home league games and kept a clean sheet in 9 of their last 15, meaning they will be confident of getting the job done in this match.
Derby County will travel to London in buoyant mood having clinched a 1-0 win in the first leg of the tie. That result gives them something to hold on to in this match and they know if they can avoid defeat, they will reach Wembley.
Derby County have never really threatened to win automatic promotion this season but have been around the playoff picture. A win on the final day of the regular Championship season saw them finish 2 points above Preston North End in sixth place.
Gary Rowett’s team are undefeated in their last 4 Championship games, winning 3 of them but their away form is poor. Derby County have won only 1 of their last 9 away Championship matches but have lost only 3 of their last 19 on the road this season.
Head to Head
Fulham are waiting on the fitness of Sheyi Ojo who has picked up a knock and will be assessed before the game. Aleksandar Mitrovic has been excellent since joining the club from Newcastle United and will provide the attacking threat along with the talented Ryan Sessegnon.
Derby County look set to be without the injured trio of Marcus Olsson, Kyle McAllister and Sam Winnall. Championship top goal scorer, Matej Vydra is set to start up-front and the starting XI could match that from the first leg.
Fulham vs Derby County, Odds and Predictions
Fulham know they need to win this match to have any chance of reaching the Championship playoff final and have been in good form at home. Derby County’s away form has been poor recently and you can get 8/13 with Ladbrokes for Fulham to win the match.
Fulham vs Derby County Top Betting Tips: Fulham to win by a 2 goal
Derby County must avoid a 2 goal defeat if they are to progress to Wembley but Fulham have won 9 of their last 15 home games by that margin. Fulham to win by a 2 goal margin is 7/2 at William Hill. Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored 12 goals since joining Fulham from Newcastle United and is 3/1 at William Hill to open the scoring in this game.
*Ladbrokes T&C’s: 18+. New customers only. Promo code ‘F50’ required. Certain deposit methods excluded. Min £/€5 on win or each-way bet excluding Tote or pools = match max £/€50 free bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Bet must be made within 14 days. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. Single bets only. Free bet cannot be used on certain markets. T&Cs apply. Please find the full T&Cs here.
*William Hill T&C’s: New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days. Please find the full T&Cs here.