Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Forest Green and Derby County face each other at the New Lawn in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Friday’s program. League One encounter. The Green Army aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Portsmouth, but they will have a mountain to climb in the round 40 clash. Since the rock-bottom side are 12 points behind the safe zone, home win should not be considered. Duncan Ferguson has no fresh injury worries ahead of the visit of Derby.
The Rams, on the other hand, have a chance to climb to the playoffs places, and seeing that they crushed Forest Green 4-0 earlier in the process, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Paul Warne’s charges. Tony Springett remains on the sidelines with injury, while fit-again defender James Chester is pushing for a start.
Highlighted Player (Luke McGee):
Born on the 2nd of September, 1995, Luke McGee is an English professional footballer who plays for Portsmouth FC in the English Football League One. The 1.92m tall goalkeeper is a Tottenham Hotspur product who turned professional with the club in 2014.
Although never having featured for its first team, McGee made sporadic appearances for the club's Under-18 and Under-23 teams before joining Petersborough United on a 4-month loan. He made his first league one appearance with the club in a 2-2 draw with Port Vale at home on the 10th of September, 2016. At the end of the loan period, he returned to Spurs, who, in turn, sold him to Portsmouth in a deal worth 100,000 euros at the start of the 2017-2018 season.
McGee has since made over 40 appearances for the Pompey, where his current contract runs until the Summer of 2020. On the International front, the 24-year-old has featured for the England Under-17 team, making his debut in 2011 at the age of 15.
Highlighted Team (Derby):
Derby County is one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. However, nowadays the Rams compete in the Championship and they play their home matches at Pride Park Stadium. Derby County have won the two trophies in the English top flight (1971/1972, 1974/1975), with the team lifting the FA Cup trophy just after the World War II (1946).
Derby’s main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United, but the rivalry between Forest and Derby is regarded as the biggest one.
The two teams take on each other in the East Midlands derby. The colour of Derby’s shirts is white, whilst their shorts are black. It has to be noted that the club was founded in 1884 by William Morley. The Rams competed in the European competitions four times, but they did not record a notable result in the European Cups. The club’s chairman is Mel Morris.