Derby – Newcastle is a game that rarely takes place for seasons in a row. That’s because it either happens when the Magpies relegate or when Derby climbs to the Premier League – two things that don’t happen very often. When the two teams clash, they usually produce spectacular games – will we see the same this time around?
Derby County vs Newcastle
After a shaky start, losing to Huddersfield, Newcastle notched 4 straight wins and clearly want to play in the Premier League next season, preferably not via play-offs. The team clearly plays quality football, scores goals and has the quality to beat any opposition.
And they have one more very big argument on their side: top-flight experience. Lots of their players are used to pressure and the obligation to play well week-in and week-out. They will show off the attitude in the Championship as well.
On the other side, Derby is a classic Championship team. Almost never relegated to League one, rarely promoted to the Premier League and very rarely resisted there. They’ve started this season in an almost classic manner for them: inconsistent, 0-0 draws, few goals, and few points.
5 points from 5 games is hardly impressive, but they don’t seem to mind so far and are sure their form will pick up sooner rather than later. Hughes, Ince, Russell, Bryson or Martin are already regulars for Derby. They are the main people that have to perform in order for Derby to achieve their objectives this season.
Derby County vs Newcastle Betting Prediction & Tips
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From a betting perspective, we can see that neither team scored lots of goals this season – so an under 2,5 goal bet would seem normal. We also think that although they have home advantage, Derby won’t leave the game with all three points – so X2 is another thing to consider. And to add to this, we think Derby won’t score more than once against this well-organized defense. Good luck!
Total Goals – Under 2.5: 1.65 or 13/20