Date: on the 25th of February, 2019 (Monday)
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Championship of England.
On Monday the 34th match day of the English Championship will be finished on home stadium of Nottingham City ground – the football players of Nottingham Forest will host Derby County.
Despite the presence in the city of Notts County, for Nottingham the match against Derby but not against Notts is the most crucial one.
The grade of matches between these matches is always high and now it will be even hotter – because of the neighborhood of Nottingham and Derby in the table and both teams desperately need to win in order to continue their fight for the place in the play-off.
Aitor Karanka after two draws in a row is motivating the football players for gaining a victory – Nottingham has 47 points after 33 meetings and 6 points lag from Bristol City which has also 2 matches to be played.
It is obvious that in case of defeat from Derby Nottingham is now saying goodbye to dreams about EPL as it will be very difficult to counter-balance the unpredictability of matches with the lag of 12 points for 12 points.
The situation of Derby is a little bit better (51 points, two points lag from the 6th point and one more spent match than Bristol City has) but they have no right to lose to the team of Frank Lampard.
Bearing in mind the importance and principled stance of the forthcoming match and the great complaints to the attacking actions of both teams during their last matches we can assume that this match will show the defensive football.
Our tip: total under (2.5) – odds 1.85