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20/10/2018 Kick Off:  5:30 pm Pride Park V Predicted Score:1 - 1

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Match Summary

3 It's a long shot, but…

Sheffield United scored three times away to Millwall on September 29, and they are certainly capable of putting Derby away at Pride Park. The 3-0 away victory is available at 25/1 with Paddy Power as part of our football score predictions.

25/1 Sheffield United to win 3-0
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One to Watch: Billy Sharp

Billy Sharp has been in wonderful form for Sheffield United in the early stages of the 2018-19 campaign.

Indeed, the centre-forward has managed eight goals in 12 appearances in all competitions, including seven in 11 Championship matches.

The 32-year-old’s form has been key to Sheffield United’s excellent start to the season, and he will be looking to make his mark against Derby County this weekend.

Sharp is available at 5/1 with 888sport in the first goalscorer market, which is certainly worth considering as part of the best football betting tips for the weekend.

5/1 Sharp to score first
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Team News

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Derby boss Frank Lampard could keep with the same team that started the 1-1 draw at Queens Park Rangers before the international break.

Jack Marriott was on the scoresheet against the R’s, and could again keep David Nugent and Harry Wilson on the bench.

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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has no fresh injury concerns from the team that started the 1-0 win over Hull City before the international break.

David McGoldrick will again join Billy Sharp in the final third, with John Fleck and Oliver Norwood operating in deeper positions.

Derby County vs Sheffield United Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Can league leaders Sheffield United keep up their good form as they face a tricky trip to face Derby County at Pride Park?

Sheffield United will be looking for their fifth straight Championship victory when they travel to Derby County on Saturday night. The Blades have made an impressive start to the 2018-19 campaign, with 25 points leaving them top of the division. Derby, meanwhile, are currently down in eighth position on 18 points. The Rams are without a win in their last three second-tier matches, and will be looking to collect a huge three points on home soil. Sheffield United recorded a 3-1 victory on their own turf last term, but the points were shared in their last match at Pride Park in January.

Derby are available at 17/10 as part of the best football betting tips. The Rams, as mentioned above in this Championship preview, sit eighth in the table on 18 points. Frank Lampard’s side are only one point off fifth-placed Nottingham Forest, but will enter this match having not won in the second tier since September 22. Indeed, Derby have drawn their last two Championship games with Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers, and will be looking to return to winning ways in front of their own supporters.

Sheffield United are at 13/8 to pick up all three points at Pride Park. The Blades, as mentioned above in this Championship preview, sit top of the table on 25 points. Chris Wilder’s side have won eight of their 12 fixtures this term, including each of their last four. Sheffield United have also only lost one of their last seven matches against Derby, and will be looking to make a big statement by overcoming one of their rivals for promotion this season.

The draw is available at 11/5, and it is worth noting as part of our Championship predictions that the last match between these two teams finished 1-1 at Pride Park in January. That said, just two of the last 12 fixtures between Derby and Sheffield United have finished level.

Predicted Score: Derby County 1 - 1 Sheffield United

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Written by Matt Law

Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.