Derby County welcome Fulham to Pride Park on Friday night for what should be an intriguing Championship clash. Derby are on a great run at home, having lost just one of their last 15.
Fulham too are enjoying a good spell on the road, unbeaten in their last five on their travels in the league, they’ve only lost three times in their last 15 away from home. Will it end all square? Let’s have a look at the markets for a Same Game Multi.
Derby’s current league position of 13th is a little misleading, they’ve had two miserable runs so far this season, the first saw them go seven matches without a win during August and September, while the next saw them repeat a run of seven matches without victory in November and December. Since then though they’ve really rallied and have taken 17 points from a possible 27 which isn’t a bad return at all.
At Pride Park things are even better, they’re unbeaten in their last five, taking 13 points from a possible 15. Their record of clean sheets though makes for fairly dire reading, they’ve kept the opposition scoreless just six times from their last 15 league matches at home. Contrast that with Fulham’s scoring record on the road where they’ve scored in four of their last five and 11/15 and you can see why we’re liking the look of Both Teams to Score at 13/20.
Derby aren’t going to have it easy here. The Cottagers have become incredibly tough to beat and have lost just two Championship matches since the middle of December. Their last five away matches though have seen few goals, only one ended with Over 2.5 goals, a swashbuckling 3-3 draw with Luton Town. Over the four other games only four goals were scored in total, three of which were scored by Fulham.
Historically Derby have the upper hand here, this will be the 27th league meeting between the sides at Pride Park with the home side having won 16, seven have ended as a draw while Fulham have won only four times. While that could swing us to back Derby here that recent record of Fulham’s is putting us off and with both teams in robust form there’s very little between them and we can see this ending all level so we’re backing the Draw at 23/10.
Derby’s Martin Waghorn has been in good form of late, scoring three in his last four for the Rams and is currently 15/8 to Score Anytime here. However, Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic also has three in his last four in the Championship and has three in his last five on the road. He’s got previous with Derby too, having scored two in his last five against the Rams so we’re going with him to hit the onion bag again. He’s available at 6/5 to Score Anytime.
These three bets into a same game treble will give you odds of just over 7/1.