Derby County hope to seal a play-off spot when they travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City in the midweek action. Derby are level on points with Middlesbrough, but Lampard’s men are in the sixth place owing to a slightly better goal difference. Crucially, the Rams have this game in hand over Middlesbrough. Swansea will finish the campaign without any promotion but the team can edge closer towards the play-offs in the last two games. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Swansea lost a 2-0 lead against Hull City to draw their penultimate home game of the campaign. Swansea have lost only once in the last eight outings.
Derby County picked up a crucial 2-0 win over play-off rivals Bristol City in an away match, but the team was helped by a red card for Bristol early in the second half. This was only the first away Championship victory for Derby in 2019.
Derby County were able to come up with a 2-1 victory over Swansea in the reverse fixture. The last game between these two clubs at the Liberty Stadium finished as a goalless draw. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a stalemate.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 4.00[/bet_tip_now]
Derby are generally not good when it comes to away matches and Swansea will look to sign off on a high in front of their own supporters. Derby’s return of just one away league in 2019 is dismal. Further, the Rams and Swansea play almost a similar style of football that may see them cancelling out each other. Our preview would go with a stalemate.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 4.00[/bet_tip_now]
Swansea City win odds: 3.20
Derby County win odds: 2.15
Correct Score odds
Derby are aiming to complete a double over Swansea but the lack of away goals from the Rams can be a problem. Swansea were undone by set piece and physicality in the recent game against Hull City, but they are unlikely to be worried by these aspects against Derby. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Swansea and Derby met each other back in December after a gap of more than six years. It is difficult to read too much into the recent head-to-head records between the two clubs. However, both play almost a similar style of football with Derby not very effective when it comes to getting away goals. Swansea, meanwhile, have been able to score an average of two goals per game at home, but Derby will look to get at least a point from this encounter in order to not let their play-off advantage slip away. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Oliver McBurnie continued his wonderful run this season by coming up with a brace for the second consecutive game at the Liberty Stadium. However, the goals against Hull City were the first opening goals from the 22-year-old since March. The 22-year-old made an error that led to the goal from Derby in the reverse fixture and our first goalscorer prediction expects the striker to be fired up for this encounter.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Oliver McBurnie at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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