A 2-1 defeat to bitter rivals Nottingham Forest in their last Championship outing will give the Rams the incentive they need to climb back towards the top of the table tomorrow evening.
A defeat to your arch rivals is always hard to bear, however it is even more painful when you have enjoyed a 1-0 lead up to the 75th minute of the game.
Forest scored an own goal on 16 minutes and this remained the difference between the sides until Assombalonga and Osborn gifted Forest a valuable three points.
Derby manager Steve McClaren will be demanding a positive response from his side and as such, we believe that the Rams will bounce back with a win against Rovers.
Indeed, with the exception of this defeat, Derby have enjoyed an excellent couple of months and clinched thirteen points from their previous five outings, including a 4-0 hammering of Birmingham City and a 2-0 win over Leeds United .
They remain in the FA Cup following a 2-0 win over local rivals Chesterfield and will be in extremely high spirits coming into this clash.
Blackburn have been struggling in the Championship over the past two weeks, winning just one of their last eight outings in the second tier. They performed admirably against Premier League side Swansea City in the FA Cup, knocking them out in the fourth round of the competition.
As such, we expect them to get onto the scoresheet tomorrow evening and we’ll be backing a Derby win with both teams scoring at odds of 37/13 with 888sport.
Chris Martin has been on top form for the home side this season, the striker scoring eighteen goals this season. He will be eager to add to his tally with a home goal in this match and is up for grabs at a decent price of 11/8 with ladbrokes to score anytime.
Our betting tips
Derby win, both teams scoring – 888sport 37/13
Anytime Goalscorer, Chris Martin – Ladbrokes 11/8