Nottingham Forest continue to struggle in the Championship and Steve Cotterill’s side are now a worrying five points adrift of safety having lost 18 of their 28 matches so far. With five defeats in their last six Forest are showing no signs of recovery and there’s no reason to believe they can start to turn things around at Pride Park, where Derby are a tempting 5/4 via Boylesports to heap more misery on their ailing neighbours by sending them home empty-handed.
Before their first-half horror show against Barnsley in midweek, the Rams had kept four clean sheets in five league matches, four of which they won, so if Tuesday’s blip is overlooked, Nigel Clough’s men come into the clash in decent shape defensively.
Couple this with the visitors’ lack of goals and Paddy Power’s 13/5 for a home win ‘to nil’ starts to look particularly attractive while a second 2-0 reverse in a row for Forest is a tasty 10/1 at Ladbrokes.
Derby to beat Nottingham Forest ‘to nil’ – 13/5 (Paddy Power)