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Lincoln vs Derby prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 20 January 2024

Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET

Venue: LNER Stadium

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

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​Lincoln vs Derby: Top free betting tips

Our Lincoln vs Derby prediction is for yet another win for the Rams. Can the Imps find a way to stop their free fall? 

The Imps lost touch with the top 6 after earning a single point from their last 5 league matches. Lincoln continue to struggle in attack but also they had been very poor defending set pieces in recent matches. Derby on the other hand are one of the main contenders for direct promotion and they won 8 of their last 10 league games (D1 L1). 

Half with the most goals prediction: Second

Our first Lincoln vs Derby prediction is that the majority of the goals in this match will be scored in the second half. Both sides have been scoring most of their goals so far after the interval. For Derby, this figure stands at 62% of their league goals – 31 out of 50. Lincoln have scored 56.6%, or 17 of 30, of their goals in the second half. 

​​​Correct outcome prediction: Derby to win

Our next Lincoln vs Derby prediction backs the Rams to continue their excellent form with another win. Derby have been in a sensational run over the last 12 rounds – W10 D1 L1. 

At the same time, Lincoln’s last 5 results in the league show a sharp decline – D1 L4. 

​​​Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Derby

With our final Lincoln vs Derby prediction we back the Rams to secure a 2-1 triumph. On all their dominance in the last few months, Derby achieved 3 of their last 4 wins by single-goal margins. 

We combine that stat with the fact that 2 of Lincoln’s last 3 home defeats were 1-2 losses and that’s why we like this scoreline. 

Lincoln vs Derby: What the fans think

​​Lincoln fans happy with the team's communication

Derby fans happy with the fee paid for a new player

How far will Derby’s fans travel to Lincoln?

The driving distance between Lincoln and Derby is only 57 miles (92km) and on a normal day it should take around 1 hour and 25 minutes to make the journey. Some disruptions, especially inside the Peak District, can be expected with the wintery road conditions, but even so, the away fans should be able to arrive at LNER Stadium within 2 hours of setting off. 

​Lincoln vs Derby: Tickets

Tickets for this match are selling fast. Lincoln confirmed on Thursday that have sold close to 10,000 tickets already. The Rams also look set to sell out all their allocated tickets. 

There are still some tickets available at the moment of writing and they are priced at either £24.00 or £25.00 for adults. The Ticket Office at LNER Stadium will open at 10 am on Saturday only if there are still unsold tickets. 

​​​FAQs: Lincoln vs Derby

  • What was the result the last time the sides met? Back in late December, Derby beat Lincoln 3-1 at home.  
  • Who will be the referee? Oliver Yates has been appointed as the first official. 
  • Will Ryan Nyambe play for Derby? Derby’s main right-back Nyambe is busy with his national team at the AFCON and he is unavailable.


Iskra Zecheva

For over 16 years now, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football and scouting, being among the main fields of her expertise. She has dined with kings, queens and some of the most famous sports figures of the past and the present. Iskra is also a member of the largest independent union of investigative journalists. She has minority ownership at several sports clubs and knows first-hand the pains of supporting a 'small-scale' football club.

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