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Derby vs Coventry Predictions

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  • Pride Park
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Derby Draw No Bet

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Derby 2-1

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Tip Reasoning

  • Derby have won seven of their last ten home Championship matches.
  • Coventry have lost three of their last four games and three of their last five away Championship fixtures.
  • The Sky Blues have failed to win 11 of their last 15 league road trips.

Rams raise their game at Pride Park

Derby can take advantage of some absences in the Coventry camp to keep their survival hopes alive with a win against the Sky Blues at Pride Park this weekend.

The Rams have been one of the most predictable teams in the Championship this season: they win their home games and lose on their travels – at least that seems to have been the case over the past few months. Wayne Rooney’s side are currently the 11th best home side in the division but only two clubs have an inferior away record to the Rams.

Seven wins from their last ten at Pride Park tells a story of how a paper-thin squad can be galvanised by the home support. Rooney’s team is a strange mix of gnarled veterans and fresh-faced youth and they seem to coalesce at home, but almost never after they have shared a coach trip to the game together.

Coventry camp has faced significant disruption 

Saturday’s clash looks winnable for Derby for a couple of reasons – perhaps the most obvious being that there are injuries and COVID-19 in the Coventry camp. Manager Mark Robins has missed two games after contracting the virus with assistant boss Adi Viveash also absent from their 2-0 midweek reverse at Hull through an infection.

Centre-back Michael Rose has now come down with it while experienced Kyle McFadzean limped off with a calf problem last weekend that kept him out on Wednesday. The Sky Blues have failed to win any of the five league games that McFadzean hasn’t started, taking just two points from a possible 15, so he could be a big miss if absent again.

Coventry’s away form is chequered and doesn’t suggest they should be rated as favourites for the contest. We’re going to oppose the visitors here by backing Derby draw no bet because have failed to win 11 of their last 15 league road trips and the Rams have only lost three of 18 at Pride Park. A 2-1 Rams win is the preferred correct score option because Coventry have scored in the majority of their away games this term.

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