West Bromwich Albion vs Derby County – Predictions & Football Betting Tips
West Bromwich Albion entertain playoff rivals Derby County at the Hawthorns on Wednesday night. The hosts suffered their first league defeat since August last weekend and have dropped them one point below the automatic promotion places. Derby returned to the playoff mix on Sunday after getting the better of Sheffield United at home. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
West Brom saw a seven-match unbeaten league run come to an end as they were beaten 1-0 on the road to Wigan Athletic. Josh Windass netted the winner for the hosts in the 74th minute before West Brom ended the game with 10 men.
Derby returned to winning ways after four matches after securing a 2-1 triumph over Sheffield United. Jack Marriott starred for Frank Lampard’s side with an assist and the match-winning goal.
West Brom’s last encounter versus Derby was in the FA Cup third round last year where the latter secured a 2-1 victory at the Hawthorns. Tom Ince bagged the winner for the Rams in the Cup tie. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]West Brom win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Derby are given a price of 3.50 to secure three points but we are not fancying this outcome against an in-form West Brom side. The Baggies suffered a rare defeat in the league over the weekend but they nevertheless have a strong record in their home turf this campaign where they have picked up five convincing victories since the opening day defeat to Bolton. The hosts should have the edge over Derby, who are searching for their first away triumph since September 1. Our preview fancies a West Brom win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]West Brom win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
West Bromwich Albion vs Derby County draw odds: 3.50
Derby County win odds: 3.50
Correct Score odds
Since the shocking opening day defeat, West Brom’s home form has been perfect with a tally of 15 points from the five matches played. Derby’s away form, however, have accumulated just four points from their previous five outings. Derby have not picked up a league win at West Brom since 1994. The hosts have simply flourished at the Hawthorns with a minimum of two goals scored in the previous five matches. Our correct score prediction fancies a West Brom 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]West Brom 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
West Brom have netted more than twice in just half of their home matches this term but their inability to keep regular clean sheets has contributed to high-scoring games. Derby’s previous cup meeting at the Hawthorns witnessed a similar outcome with three goals produced. Our total goals prediction is to go with more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Dwight Gayle has been by far the most productive marksman for West Brom this term and he has bagged eight goals from just 11 Championship starts. Four of those goals have come from the previous five matches where he has opened the scoring on one occasion. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Gayle.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Dwight Gayle at 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
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