Fulham vs Derby CountyEnglish Championship, KO: 19:45 Nov 24, 2021, Craven Cottage
After seeing off Bournemouth, Derby County face another difficult task as they travel to in-form Fulham for a midweek English Championship fixture. Fulham have been nigh perfect in recent weeks and should have too much quality for their visitors.
Fulham have risen to the top of the Championship after claiming a 4-1 victory over Barnsley in their previous fixture. Aleksandar Mitrovic and Fabio Carvalho struck before the break while Neeskens Kebano and Harry Wilson added further goals in the second half.
The Cottagers have been near perfect in recent weeks and head into Wednesday’s clash off the back of seven straight victories. It has almost been too easy for Marco Silva’s men, who can count a 7-0 victory at Blackburn Rovers and a 4-0 triumph over Nottingham Forest among their results in that run.
Fulham appear to have found the right balance in the team and have remained solid at the back while notching up multiple goals at the other end of the pitch. They have kept clean sheets in five of their last six matches.
Derby County are coming off a rare win as they claimed an impressive 3-2 victory over Bournemouth in their previous Championship fixture. An early effort from Jason Knight was quickly overturned by the Cherries before Tom Lawrence’s second half brace sealed the win.
It was a much-needed win for Derby County as it ended a run of eight Championship matches without a victory. Although they are still bottom of the standings, the result also means Wayne Rooney’s men no longer have negative points.
Derby County also have a poor record on the road and travel to Fulham winless in their last seven away matches.
How the bookies view it
Fulham are overwhelming favourites among the bookies and are priced at 33/100 by novibet to claim the win. An unlikely victory for Derby County is priced at 21/2 by SBK while a draw is set at odds of 5/1 with MansionBet.
Recent head to head
Fulham are unbeaten in their last three matches against Derby County with two wins in that run. The Cottagers claimed a 3-0 victory the last time they hosted Derby with Aleksandar Mitrovic getting one of the goals.
Players to watch
Aleksandar Mitrovic is the top scorer in the Championship and already has 21 goals in just 18 matches this season. The Serbian striker has also scored three times in the last five matches against Derby County and is priced at 20/27 with Sport Nation to find the net.
Fulham’s backline has been just as important as their attack this season with Tim Ream and Michael Hector often featuring in defence. They have kept clean sheets in five of their last six matches and could be tipped for a repeat at 5/6 with Skybet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Fulham have won to nil in five of their last six Championship matches and could be tipped for a similar outcome at 21/20 with BetVictor. They have also claimed a number of one-sided wins lately and could be backed in the -2 handicap market at 5/2 with Paddy Power.
Fulham are expected to claim a comfortable victory on Wednesday and can be tipped to win both halves at 2/1 with 10bet.
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