Championship play-offs: Derby vs Fulham Tips, Preview and Predictions
May 09, 2018
The opening clash of the Championship play-offs semi-final takes place this Friday night as Derby County take on Fulham at Pride Park.
Following the conclusion of the Championship campaign, the Rams enter their third appearance in the play-offs inside five years hoping to set up a final encounter with either Middesbrough or Aston Villa.
Cagey opening clash in opener
The hosts enter this meeting on the back of some superb form and will take to the pitch at a promising 15/8 with Bet365 to prevail on home soil.
They arrive on the back of a three-match unbeaten run in the second tier campaign, with this following up three successive prior defeats.
Meanwhile, the Cottagers saw their automatic promotion hopes go up in smoke during the backend of the campaign after a poor run of results.
Fulham were therefore forced to settle for third position in the table, but they are 7/5 with Coral to claim an opening leg victory here.
In what is set to be a close semi-final clash, a draw in this first leg can be backed at 11/5 with Coral.