Predicting Derby County’s final seven games

We look ahead to Derby County’s final seven Championship matches against Watford, Wigan, Brentford, Blackpool, Huddersfield, Millwall and Reading.

Derby County v Watford

Derby County are in a wretched run of form, but perhaps the international break will have refreshed the players.

Winning against automatic promotion-chasing Watford even at home will not be easy, but the Rams could just about edge this contest.

Prediction: 2-1

Wigan Athletic v Derby County

Wigan Athletic are fighting for survival in the Championship and are currently third from bottom in the league table.

The Latics will make it hugely difficult for the Rams, who will need to brace themselves for a battling 90 minutes.

However, Steve McClaren’s side have enough quality to emerge victorious from this encounter.

Prediction: 1-3

Derby County v Brentford

Like Derby, Brentford have been slipping down the Championship table in recent weeks, but they are still very much in contention of a top-six finish.

The Bees will be looking for a win at the iPro Stadium, but perhaps the best they can hope for is a point.

Prediction: 2-0

Derby County v Blackpool

Given that Blackpool are doomed for relegation to League One and are the worst side in the Championship, anything other than a big win for Derby will be a shock.

Prediction: 4-0

Huddersfield Town v Derby County

This will be a tricky game for Derby, who will not find it very easy to get the better of Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium.

If Derby are to win against Huddersfield, then they need to be very careful at the back and not make any silly mistakes.

Prediction: 1-2

Millwall v Derby County

At the moment, Millwall still have a chance of avoiding the drop, but by the end of April, they could well have given up.

If that is the case, then Derby should pick up all three points. However, the Rams will probably have to settle for a point if the Lions still have a chance of staving off relegation.

Prediction: 1-2

Derby County v Reading

Irrespective of whether or not Derby are in the playoffs in the final week of the regular Championship season, they should win this match.

Prediction: 2-0

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