Derby County

Derby County vs Peterborough United

, KO: 15:00 Jan 1, 2024, Pride Park
Peterborough United

Derby County host Peterborough United in a New Year’s Day League One fixture with both teams looking to maintain their recent good form. Having been on a similar run of form lately, they appear evenly matched at the moment but Derby have come out on top in recent meetings and should have the edge once again on Monday.

Derby County fought back from two goals down to claim a 3-2 victory over Oxford United in their previous League One fixture. Craig Forsyth began the fightback on the stroke of halftime while quick-fire efforts from Liam Thomson and Eiran Cashin late in the contest sealed the win.

Although the early defending will be troubling to manager Paul Warne, the result means Derby County have now lost just once in their last 11 League One matches. The Rams have picked up nine wins in that run and are only four points off leaders Bolton Wanderers.

Pride Park has played a pivotal role in Derby County’s fine showings this season as they are unbeaten in their last nine home matches. They have won four of the last five matches in that run but are without a clean sheet in the last three.

Peterborough United appear to be matching Derby County every step of the way as they are level on points with their hosts. They travel to Pride Park unbeaten in their last nine matches, claiming six wins in that run.

While things have been generally solid for Peterborough United, they appear to have stumbled slightly in recent weeks having drawn their last two matches. The Posh were held 2-2 by both Reading and Barnsley with both fixtures highlighting some defensive vulnerability.

Peterborough United will still head into Monday’s clash with plenty of confidence having won their last two away matches. However, a look at their overall record on the road reveals that Darren Ferguson’s men have only picked up four wins from their last 10 League One matches on the road.

How the bookies view it

The bookies have installed Derby County as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 6/5 with bet365. A victory for Peterborough United is valued at 13/5 by Unibet while Betfred is offering odds of 5/2 for a draw.

Head to head

Derby County have a 7-5 edge with two draws from 14 previous matches against Peterborough United. The Rams have also won three of the last four meetings and claimed a 4-2 victory in the reverse fixture back in August with Martyn Waghorn netting a hat-trick.

Players to watch

James Collins is the leading scorer for Derby County with eight goals and will be the one to watch on Monday. The forward has found the net five times in the last six matches at Pride Park and is priced at 2/1 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.

Peterborough United can also hold their own in attack with Jonson Clarke-Harris in good form lately. The forward is coming off a brace in the previous fixture and is priced at 2/1 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.

Anything else catch the eye?

It was a six-goal thriller in the reverse fixture and another high-scoring encounter could be on the cards here. Over 3.5 goals is valued at 23/10 by Unibet, over 2.5 goals is priced at 17/20 by bet365 while William Hill is offering odds of 8/11 on both teams to score.

Peterborough United have opened the scoring in their last five matches and can be backed to score the first goal on Monday at 3/4 with Coral.

This match between Derby County and Peterborough United will be played on Jan 1, 2024 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Derby County vs Peterborough United prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Derby County vs Peterborough United Betting Tips & Predictions
Derby County to win
James Collins anytime goalscorer
Over 3.5 goals

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