Since this season, the English second division Derby County is coached by the Chelsea legend Frank Lampard. Lampard is to lead the traditional Rams back into the Premier League. In the cup competitions Derby could cause quite a stir under the new coach and throw first division clubs such as Southampton or Manchester United out of the competitions. In the championship, Derby County is currently one rank behind the promotion playoffs. With a victory in the catch-up game from the 29. Gameday, the Rams but again in the top 6 climb.
Football Betting Tips and Predictions Derby County vs Millwall
Enemy on Wednesday night at Pride Park Stadium is the Millwall Football Club. Millwall is currently battling for just two points ahead of relegation in the championship. With a success in the East Midlands, the MFC could get some air. The home side are in the catch-up game Derby County vs Millwall according to the odds bookmaker clear favorite. Even the betting base can only agree in their preliminary report of this assessment and sets in the game Derby County vs. Millwall tip on “victory Derby County”.
Derby County – Statistics & Current Form
Since relegating from the Premier League in the 2007-08 season, the Derby County Football Club continues to play in the second English league. Several times the Rams sniffed the return to the top division. So Derby was sixth in the preseason, but then failed in the semifinals of the playoffs on later promoted Fulham. This season, Derby is in seventh place after 51 games with 51 points. As Coach Lampard’s team has played one or two games less than the competition, even direct promotion is still possible. With 29 points from 15 games Derby is the fifth best home team in the league. In their own Pride Park Stadium, there have been eight wins and only two defeats so far. In the league, the Rams have been unbeaten for six home games. Away, the team has been waiting for a win since three games.
On Saturday, Derby County had to play in the second round of the FA Cup at first division club Brighton & Hove Albion. After the first half of the second division was already with 0: 2 behind. Coach Frank Lampard let his team know during the break how dissatisfied he was with the performance in the first round. The coach demanded a reaction. In addition, Lampard brought Ashley Cole and Jack Marriott for Scott Malone and Duane Holmes at the beginning of the second half. Thereafter, the Rams played much better, but could only score in the 81st minute through Ashley Cole. Cole had switched from LA Galaxy to Derby County during the winter transfer period. The 107-time England international made his debut for the new club in a 2-0 home win against Hull on Matchday 31. A few days ago, Derby also signed the former Celtic professional Efe Ambrose under contract. The 47-time Nigerian national player had played at Hibernian FC in Scotland until the beginning of January. The rest of the program for Derby looks quite feasible: Only in the last two of the next 15 league games meet the Rams on teams that are currently in the table ahead. In the coming home game at Derby County – Millwall, is it worth taking a guess on the hosts?
Expected formation of Derby County:
Roos – Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Malone – Bryson, Huddlestone, Wilson – Waghorn, Nugent, Holmes
Last matches from Derby County:
- 16.02.2019 – Brighton & Hove Albion Vs. Derby County 2: 1 (FA Cup)
- 13.02.2019 – Ipswich Town Vs. Derby County 1: 1 (Championship)
- 09.02.2019 – Derby County Vs. Hull 2: 0 (Championship)
- 01.02.2019 – Preston North End vs. Derby County 0: 0 (Championship)
- 26.01.2019 – Accrington Stanley vs. Derby County 0: 1 (FA Cup)
Millwall – Statistics & Current Form
The Millwall FC oscillated in recent years repeatedly between the second and third league back and forth. In the preseason, the Lions returned to two seasons in the third division back into the championship. Since 2015, the club is trained by Neil Harris. Unlike Derby County, Millwall won the FA Cup knockout round on Saturday and entered the quarter-finals. With an away game at third division Wimbledon, the MFC but also had the much easier draw in the round of the last 16. Wallace had brought the guests already in the fifth minute in the lead. For the second time in three seasons, the club is from south-east London in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
But now the Lions also urgently need to make progress in the league. Currently, the club has only two points ahead of the first relegation place. In the stranger, the Harris-Elf succeeded in 15 games only one victory. And this victory was achieved at the bottom of Ipswich Town. With four draws and ten bankruptcies Millwall is currently the fourth worst away team in the league. At home, Lions have been waiting for victory for three league matches. On the opponent’s place you could win only one of the last 17 games. As contractually agreed, the Derby County loan Alex Pearce may not run against his original club. The use of Shaun Hutchinson is still uncertain because of an injury.
Expected lineup of Millwall:
Archer – Romeo, Martin, Cooper, M. Wallace – J. Wallace, Williams, Leonard, Ferguson – O’Brien, Gregory
Last games of Millwall:
- 16.02.2019 – Wimbledon Vs. FC Millwall 0: 1 (FA Cup)
- 12.02.2019 – FC Millwall vs. Sheffield Wednesday 0: 0 (Championship)
- 09.02.2019 – Swansea City Vs. FC Millwall 1: 0 (Championship)
- 02.02.2019 – FC Millwall vs. Rotherham United 0: 0 (Championship)
- 26.01.2019 – FC Millwall vs. Everton 3: 2 (FA Cup)
Derby County vs Millwall Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
There were already 33 duels between Derby County and Millwall. With 12 wins, eleven draws and ten defeats, Millwall has a narrow lead in direct comparison. The balance of the last five duels is very balanced with three draws and a win for each club. Of the recent eight games in Derby, the Lions could win only one. There are also two draws and five home wins for the Rams. In the first leg in August, the MFC but won at home with 2: 1.
Derby County vs Millwall Betting Tips and Predictions
After the Cup, the players of Derby County were visibly disappointed. Only too gladly one would have moved into the quarterfinals. But now the Rams want and can concentrate completely on the league. There are 15 league games left. If you play like you did against Brighton in the second half, explained Frank Lampard after the game, you have serious chances for the playoffs and promotion. Millwall hopes, however, that one can take the tailwind from the quarter-final entry in the cup in the league.
Key Facts – Derby County vs Millwall tips
Derby has been unbeaten at home for six straight games
Millwall was only able to win one of the youngest 17 league away games
The Rams lost just one of their last eight home games against the Rams
For us, the starting point is quite clear: Derby County plays in the championship for the rise with and is at home for six consecutive games without defeat. The guests from the southeast of London have indeed reached the quarter-finals in the FA Cup, but fight in the league for the league. So far, there has been virtually nothing for Millwall to get abroad. There is little to suggest that this balance in the catch-up game changes something. On the other hand, we expect focussed hosts, who want to make amends after the Cup and from now on can fully concentrate on the league. Thus we set in the game Derby County Vs. Millwall our tip on “Victory Derby County”.
Alternatively, the championship game Derby County Vs. Millwall a prediction on the tip “Under 2.5 goals”. In eight of the last nine league games involving Millwall, the value of 2.5 goals was not exceeded. Even in games from Derby County had it before the 1: 2 in the Cup at Brighton four consecutive times only a maximum of two goals.
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