Derby Country vs Fulham 11 May 2018: Championship Soccer Play-off Preview and Predictions
11 May 2018/1445ET
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The English League Championship has reached the play-off stage with one more team having the chance of joining the elite sides in the Premier League next season. In the first play-off game, Derby takes on Fulham at home.
Derby finished 6th and were the lowest ranked team to make it into the English Premier League. The Rams had a strong finish to the season and they will look to take that forward as they head into the business games for the season. This will be a tough test for Derby since they are up against a strong Fulham side. The first leg at home is a must win game for the Rams since if they fail to win this game, it will be almost impossible for them to qualify since Fulham are very strong at Craven Cottage.
On the other side of the coin, Fulham will feel that they must make it to the Premier League. The Whites were unlucky not to make it to the Premier League last season and they will feel that they should make it this season. It will be important for Fulham to not lose badly away from home and if they can limit the damage in this leg, they should be good enough to make it to the next stage.
With everything taken into consideration, I think that Fulham will win this game. The Whites are the stronger side and with a full strength side, they should be able to brush aside Derby. We are getting a good enough price to make this wager and due to that reason, betting on the outright result is the best option. Expect this to also be a low scoring game since neither side will want to lose the tie in the first leg.