Matej Vydra is full of confidence and capable of leading Rams' raid
Goals flowing for Derby forward
Sheffield United forward Leon Clarke leads the way on 14 goals – two ahead of Vydra – and is playing the best football of his career.
However, the Blades are on a poor run, taking one point from their last five games, and if they slide out of promotion contention the goals may dry up for their top scorer.
Wolves's 12-goal top scorer Leo Bonatini is at the top of the betting and should continue to enjoy himself as the spearhead of the best team in the division.
However, Wolves' success is much a team effort with nobody guaranteed their place.
Bonatini has featured in all 22 of their league games but has completed 90 minutes on just six occasions. That lack of playing time will make it more difficult for the Brazilian to finish top of the scoring charts.
Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga was ante-post joint-favourite at 9-1 and has done well, scoring 11 goals. Fitness-wise he is coping well although it is worth remembering that he hasn't played more than three-quarters of the games in any of his previous three seasons in the Championship.
Assombalonga also struggled for playing time in his days at Watford, and the main reason for that was Vydra's presence.
The Czech forward had two full seasons in the Championship with the Hornets – in 2012-13 and 2014-15, scoring 20 and 16 league goals respectively before losing his way.
Vydra has pace and is an excellent finisher and appears to be flourishing in the number ten role allocated to him by manager Gary Rowett.
M Vydra top scorer
1pt 9-1 188Bet
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