Derby vs West Brom
England – Championship
Date: Sunday, 5th May 2019
Kick-off at 12.30 UK/ 13.30 CET
Venue: Pride Park (Derby).
While most teams are relaxed at this last stage of the competition, Derby is facing one of the, if not the toughest challenges of their season. They are in the playoff zone but has a lead of just one point over the newly energized Middlesbrough.
What has really put them in a spot is that Derby is pitted against one of the best teams in the competition, West Brom, while Middlesbrough takes on an already relegated, Rotherham.
In all probability, Middlesbrough will record a win against disheartened Rotherham, and this forces Derby to put three points on the board anyhow if they are not to lose the chance to take part in the playoffs.
Derby vs West Brom Head-to-head (h2h)
- Derby won the last two games.
- Four of the last five matches and nine of the last thirteen had goals from both teams.
- The last two official wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- West Brom last recorded an official win at this venue back in 2003.
Derby vs West Brom Prediction
Derby has no option but to win this tie. Their only hope is that West Brom has already qualified for the playoffs, and will not risk an injury, or even fatigue to their players in this intense tie.
But there’s another possibility that West Brom might view this tie as a dress-rehearsal for the playoff fixtures, and a win in this game will boost their confidence. Moreover, they possess the second-best offense in the league, after toppers Norwich.
Importantly, four of the last five h2h ties and nine of the last thirteen fixtures had goals from both teams, and most likely the feat will be repeated this Sunday.
Derby, however, should carve out a tough, but deserving win. It helps that they won the last two h2h clashes, and lost against this team in an official meeting, the last, back in 2003. Derby was also unbeaten in nine of their last ten games, and in 20 of their last 22 at home, this season.
Whereas, West Brom has struggled in the last few away ties. To be precise, they lost three of their last five away games and was winless in four of them.
Derby vs West Brom Betting Tips
Derby to Win 1.90 (9/10)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).