Fulham vs Derby preview, betting tips and prediction
Can Jokanovic’s men turn this around?
Fulham to win with BTTS @ 5/2 with Coral
Fulham’s dismal record in the Championship playoffs continued on Friday night, as they went down 1-0 to Derby County at Pride Park. It continued their run of never winning a game at that level, and gives them a deficit to cut back at Craven Cottage on Monday. Slavisa Jokanovic’s men were incredibly unlucky not to reach the automatic promotion spots but had to settle for third behind Wolves and Cardiff; their form has been unbelievable in recent weeks, with 19 games unbeaten in all competitions, but that run was ended by a crippling defeat at lowly Birmingham on the final day of the regular season and the first leg loss at Derby. They have more than enough quality to turn this tie around, but questions are being asked about their mentality under pressure and they must step up and prove themselves.
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Gary Rowett’s Derby are also hoping to exercise some playoff demons, because they have only gone up through this format once in seven attempts. There is a long way to go until they can even consider that happening this season, but they are well placed after a good win and solid defensive performance in the first leg. Cameron Jerome scored his fifth goal in just four games as the Rams successfully turned round some poor form, but we are backing a home win in this one.
? Cameron Jerome's last four games:— bet365 (@bet365) May 11, 2018
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Looking at the goalscoring odds, there is some real value to be found. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored 12 goals in 17 regular season games so will undoubtedly be Fulham’s best bet to score anytime at 21/20, while Derby have good options, too, including the Championship’s top goalscorer, with 21 goals Matej Vydra at 12/5 and of course Jerome at 14/5. All odds have been supplied by Coral.
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