Championship, kick-off at 3:00pm Saturday 21st October 2017 from Pride Park Stadium
An interesting meeting at Pride Park on Saturday sees two midtable sides line-up in Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday. The pair are locked on 16 points in 12th and 13th, The Owls slightly better off, thanks to a higher goal difference. The Rams do have a game in hand and can propel themselves towards the prize places with a win.
That’s the way the market expects this one to go, with Derby priced as favourites with traders to snatch the desired result. There’s value to be had in the match betting, according to our experts, who offer their views on the best betting tips and predictions to see you profit.
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Team News – Derby
County have won just one of their last five league outings, but that rare victory – their fourth of the season – did come last time out. Defeat was followed by three draws on the bounce, and you can take this match, which is sure to be competitive, to fall into line and produce another share of the spoils at 12/5 through bet365. That would’ve been a winning bet when Derby played Birmingham, Brentford and Cardiff last month.
They did kick-off October with a win however, making light work of Nottingham Forest at this arena, thanks to goals from Vydra and Nugent. With the first arriving inside 25 seconds, The Rams were always in control, allowing home fans to sit back and enjoy the match – a rare luxury when following a Championship side. Barry McKay was standout for Forest, but they never looked capable of getting anything out of the day.
Manager Gary Rowett spoke to the press at full-time, and was full of praise for Vydra’s quick-fire opener. He told fans his man has all the abilities to be the best number 10 in the division – supporters will be eager to see him go and prove it with more match-winning goals. Derby for the points is favourite, and can be used in your weekend betting tips and predictions at 5/4. If you fancy a go, be sure to bet at William Hill, as they offer a market best price.
Team News – Sheffield Wednesday
The Owls’ decent start to the season was knocked off-course last weekend when losing to bottom-club Bolton. Fans don’t need us to make it any worse, but it is worth remembering that was The Trotters first win of the season. The loss pulled Wednesday down to 12th, but it’s far from a disaster, with the top-six promotion places still only four points away. More alarming is the fact they’ve now lost three of their last four.
A 3-0 win over Leeds to start the month deserves credit, but Sheff Weds were well beaten by Bolton last time, never looking like a side capable of getting the points, despite the 2-1 final score. Ameobi scored early and Hutchinson knocked the ball into his own net from a corner to give Wanderers a 2-0 lead, Lee hitting back with 20 minutes on the clock.
Boss Carlos Carvalhal recognised fans were unhappy at the end, and had every right to be, in his opinion. He was unhappy too, but did remind followers that they remain in the hunt for the top-two, with teams dropping points across the board every weekend. A quick-fire return to winning ways has been sent out at 12/5 by Coral, which is the general feeling. That makes an away day outsider of three in the match betting market.
Derby vs Sheffield Wednesday – Championship Tips and Betting Predictions
Win here and, with their game in hand, Derby would be sitting pretty. They will have to earn any points that come their way, but will take heart from the fact Wednesday have struggled for wins, and have lost three of their last four. We’re going to stick with home comforts and back the locals in our betting tips at 5/4 (William Hill).
As always, we give a correct score play, 1-0 looking worth a shot in our predictions. That’s second favourite, but there’s enough of a price there to give us a shot at a decent pay-out, William Hill again leading from the front with their 13/2 quote. A tense, even match, we’re with The Rams to nick it. Follow our thinking for an added interest.
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