Peterborough v Derby betting tips: Rooney’s Rams look solid
Preview and odds for Saturday’s EFL Championship clash
Peterborough and Derby seek their first Championship wins so we have examined the odds to find some Peterborough v Derby betting tips.
Luton inflicted a 3-0 defeat upon Peterborough on the opening weekend while Derby were held 1-1 at home by Huddersfield.
Saturday’s clash at the ABAX Stadium kicks off at 12.30pm and is live on Sky Sports.
Peterborough v Derby match odds
Peterborough could not have got their Championship season off to a worse start. Bottom of the table after one game, they are 5/4 to beat Derby.
Goals from Elijah Adebayo, Harry Cornick and Fred Onyedinma secured three points on the opening day for the Hatters, condemning Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson’s side to a comprehensive defeat.
Having finished as runners-up in League One last season, Peterborough’s return to the Championship was a jolt to the confidence.
Luton dominated and won the shot count 12-4, the on-target shot count 4-1 and the corner count 6-1.
Derby have had a turbulent summer, with the threat of a points deduction and even relegation hanging over them for financial irregularities.
Curtis Davies handed the Rams the lead six minutes before the break against Huddersfield, but the visitors struck back to equalise a few minutes later as Naby Sarr headed home.
Derby have had a busy few days recruiting. They signed Ravel Morrison last Saturday, following Davies, Richard Stearman and Ryan Allsop putting pen to paper on Friday.
The transfer embargo Derby are under allows them to have 23 players of ‘professional standing’, and they currently have that quota.
Peterborough v Derby head-to-head
Peterborough, who have spent just five seasons out of 62 as a Football League club in England’s second tier, have met Derby 12 times since 1963.
Posh have won two of the last four meetings and drawn one. They have won four of those 12 games in total and there have been two draws in that span.
Six of the last nine meetings yielded three goals or more and it is 6/5 that this trend continues.
Likewise, six of the last nine meetings saw both sides score and it is 10/11 for that to occur this time in Peterborough v Derby betting tips.
Peterborough v Derby team news
Siriki Dembele missed the hosts’ last three matches as he recovers from a hamstring injury although his desire to leave Posh is well documented, with Fulham, Rangers and Celtic thought to be interested in the 24-year-old.
The forward had featured in pre-season fixtures against Bedford and Stamford, but has subsequently been transfer-listed by the London Road club.
Dembele, brother of Celtic player Karamoko, scored 11 goals and assisted in 12 others as he helped propel Peterborough back to the Championship.
Jack Taylor is also struggling with a knee injury and looks set to miss out again.
Derby made a few changes for Tuesday’s League Cup clash with Salford City, and manager Wayne Rooney expects to shuffle his pack again, although academy players Eiran Cashin and Liam Thompson will not be in the squad.
Peterborough v Derby key battles
These two clubs are expected to be fighting it out near the foot of the table this term, although Derby’s new-look centre-back pairing of Davies and Stearman, plus the experienced Craig Forsyth at left-back, looked very solid in their opening game.
They will be tough to break down and Peterborough do not look to have the firepower to trouble top sides in the division.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication