However, goalless draws at Burnley and Millwall are the only points that Nigel Clough’s team have collected in their past six matches, with the latest defeat being a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Southampton which leaves them in 15th place.
Therefore, despite winning eight matches at Pride Park this term, Derby are the 21/10 outsiders (bet365 £200 free bets) to win this East Midlands derby, despite the fact that Leicester have exactly the same number of points as their opponents after 31 games.
The bookmakers clearly feel that Nigel Pearson’s side are superior and the Foxes do come into this match feeling confident after winning 2-1 at Carrow Road on Saturday to book their place in the quarter final of the FA Cup.
City are a best price 11/8 (Boylesports) to land the spoils and start working their way towards the top six of the Championship although they have lost their last two away matches at Watford and Brighton respectively.
David Nugent is the man scoring the goals for Leicester at the moment and he can be backed at 6/1 to score the first of this game, with Jermaine Beckford making this a strong strike pairing at this level.