Stoke City hope to create an upset for Derby County’s push for a promotion when they host Lampard’s team at Bet365 Stadium in the midweek action. Stoke City have been stuck at the middle of the table for several weeks, as the club has only managed 23 points so far this season. Meanwhile, Derby County find themselves level on points with West Brom and Sheffield United after 18 matches. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Stoke City were held to yet another stalemate during the weekend. QPR came up with a late equaliser to manage a 2-2 draw at the Bet365 Stadium.
Derby County quickly came back to winning ways after a 2-1 away success over Sheffield Wednesday at the Hillsborough Stadium. This was their second victory in three games for Lampard’s men.
The recent match between Derby and Stoke took place at Pride Park back in 2012. This FA Cup meeting was won by Stoke with a 2-0 score. The Potters previously hosted Derby County at the Bet365 Stadium back in 2008 with the Rams winning 1-0. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Derby County.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Derby County win at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke City have drawn too many matches this season – only Nottingham Forest and Birmingham have been involved in more stalemates (9) than Stoke (8). This has had a catastrophic effect on Stoke’s ability to push for the play-offs. Meanwhile, Derby County continue to remain an impressive outfit under Frank Lampard, who has made the team attractive to watch. Even though these two teams are facing each other for the first time in six years, Derby will be aware of the difficulties that away teams face at the Bet365 stadium. Our preview would go with a win for Derby County.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Derby County win at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke City vs Derby County draw odds: 3.40
Stoke City win odds: 2.45
Correct Score odds
Derby County are a very attractive team to watch. Even if the club are not scoring goals, they have conceded goals to fill games with entertainment. Stoke City have been at the other end in terms of this aspect with the club averaging only a goal per game. Since Derby players are on a decent run of form, our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for the visitors.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Derby County 2-1 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though Stoke city are languishing in the middle of the table, the club has had a decent run at the back with just one of the last eight matches have been with over 2.5 goals. Derby will be aware that this game could be difficult in terms of finding spaces. Yet, our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jack Marriot has been in fine form for Derby County after managing to score in six out of his last eight games. He has been able to power ahead of other players to become the top scorer Derby with five goals, while he also has two assists. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Jack Marriot.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jack Marriot at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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