Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Derby County’s impressive win over Norwich City keeps them in the hunt for a play-off place while still providing abundant entertainment to supporters. Frank Lampard has been able to enjoy a decent debut campaign as a manager with several positives for Derby County, who are level on points with Middlesbrough coming into the match. Tony Pulis has a vast amount of experience but his Boro team are only ahead of Derby on goal difference. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
A 4-3 success over Norwich city has put Derby County back in the spotlight and it was the club’s first win in four matches. The previous victory for Derby also came in a match.
Middlesbrough were able to pick up a home win to end 2018 after beating Ipswich 2-0 during the weekend. This was the first home league victory for Middlesbrough since November.
The recent game between Derby and Middlesbrough produced a 1-1 draw. This fixture back in October was preceded by the meeting at Pride Park in April when Middlesbrough picked up a 2-1 win. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a win for Derby County.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Derby County win at 2.37[/bet_tip_now]
Middlesbrough are at a price of 3.30 to win the match. Yet, the team does not tend to perform well on the road with their two victories in the last five away games coming against Brentford and Reading. Meanwhile, Derby County have just picked up a first victory in four games, but Lampard’s men will be desperate to start picking up consecutive wins at home in order to start moving up the top six places. Our preview would go with a win for Derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Derby County win at 2.37[/bet_tip_now]
Derby County vs Middlesbrough draw odds: 3.30
Middlesbrough win odds: 3.30
Correct Score odds
Derby County have had a poor run at goal when it comes to games at Pride Park and this is unlikely to change anytime soon considering that Middlesbrough have been defensively solid in most of the matches in the season. Boro are playing in touch with Tony Pulis’ style of football, which involves keeping the team in a strong position. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-0 win for Derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Derby 2-0 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Derby County will take a lot of confidence from the away win over Norwich City in which the team came up with two late goals in order to get a victory. Derby have been low on goals so far this season and Middlesbrough’s defensive tactics will only make things go slower. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals in the game.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Harry Wilson has been Derby’s best player this season and his record this season stands at 8 goals and an assist from 20 appearances. Even though Wilson has been able to score only once in his last five appearances, he will be happy to see the end of a mediocre December. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Wilson.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Harry Wilson at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
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