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Derby County vs Manchester City U21 Prediction, Odds, and Free Betting Tips (20/09/22)

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Derby County vs Manchester City U21: Top Free Betting Tips

Pride Park will be bustling with excitement as Derby County hosts Manchester City U21 hosts. This Round 2 meeting of the group stage will have eyeballs from across the country as the expensively assembled youth side tackle the down-on-luck Rams.

Derby County to Win

The experience of Derby County will play in their favour and should get them to cross the line. The youthful Citizens' poor away form will also go against them. Add to this Derby's form at Pride Park, where they have won six of their seven competitive fixtures, and it becomes difficult to see anyone but the hosts reigning supreme.

Over 2.5 Goals

After initial hiccups in their start to the 2022/23 League One campaign, Derby has impressed against all and sundry. The chief reason for it has to be their goalscoring form. The Rams do not hold back even when trailing teams by two goals or more. Their last five fixtures have concluded with Over 2.5 Goals and we expect them to make Man City U21s pay to get a similar result.

Both Teams to Score: Yes

Liam Rosenior's men are scoring regularly but remain susceptible to their rivals' attacks. City U21s will look to drive home this fact in this meeting as well. Both sides have scored 9 goals in their last five outings and we expect them to get on the Pride Park scoreboard again in this EFL Trophy meeting.

Derby County vs Manchester City U21: Team News and Match Preview

Derby County

The fall from grace due to administration must surely still be felt at Pride Park. Derby County were on the brink of returning to the Premier League under Frank Lampard and then Wayne Rooney but find themselves in League One competition. They are settled in their new competition now and anything less than a playoff slot will be an underachievement despite the extensive squad culls.

Manchester City U21

Manchester City U21 are joint top in the English Premier League 2. They are not the most prolific going forward, that title is with their Crystal Palace counterparts. However, they are the most disciplined at the back amongst the top three. This trait will be tested by the Rams and anything but a par performance will see them on the wrong end of a high scoring affair.

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Derby County vs Manchester City U21

Where is the game being played? Pride Park.
Who are the players to watch? Conor Hourihane (Derby County) and Carlos Borges (Manchester City U21).
When is the match scheduled? The match will take place on 20 September 2022 at 19:00 GMT.