West Bromwich Albion vs Derby County
English League Championship
Date: Wednesday, 24th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich)
Wednesday offers us a battle inside the top 6. West Bromwich hosts Derby County in an evenly matched encounter.
West Brom are sitting on 3rd place right behind the top 2 spots giving direct promotion to the Premier League. The team has a wonderful scoring record but sometimes just slips up in easy games and loses points. With a bit more consistency Albion may turn into real contenders for the top spot.
WBA somehow failed both to win and to score in their last games. It was just not their night on Saturday. The team that has scored most goals in this league suddenly hit the target only ones and it was not a goal. Windass gave Wigan Athletic a late elad which Latics kept till the end.
Derby County are looking a bit inconsistent currently. They can win against any opponents and then lose to the most unlikely team. Frank Lampard needs to level his team performances somehow. Their game varies greatly and if their good days they are brilliant but at their worst the team looks awful.
Derby stunned Sheffield United on Saturday. The Blades were top of the table then and with the defeat dropped to second place. Bryson scored in the first seconds for Derby but Basham equalized near the end of the first half. The game was going towards the draw but Marriott managed to score in the 77th minute giving Derby all the points.
West Brom vs Derby County: Head-to-head
- WBA has 5 straight home victories scoring 19 goals
- 4 out of the last 5 games of WBA saw over 2.5 goals
- Derby are unbeaten in 3 – 1 victory and 2 draws
- Derby are winless in 3 away games picking just 1 point
- The sides met in the FA Cup last season and Derby won at the Hawthorns 1-2
- The teams have equal stats in their last 5 games at the Hawthorns – 2 victories for each team and a draw
West Brom vs Derby County: Predictions
Albion are looking great at home and they will want all the pints in this six-pointer. Derby seems to struggle away from home and The Rams are looking a bit inconsistent. West Brom will be highly motivated to undo the damage from last round’s defeat and should be able to clinch the game.
West Brom vs Derby County: Bet Tips
BTTS: Yes at 1.70 (7/10)
WBA to win at 2.00 (1/1).