It’s the second game of the week for Derby following Wednesday’s meeting with Swansea in Wales and they’ll be hoping to have an advantage behind them by that point. Here are our top Derby v West Brom Betting Tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Game
This is a tougher test than the one facing their rivals, despite Derby playing at home, and if West Brom have enough ambition about them they could make the afternoon very uncomfortable indeed. The hosts started the week unbeaten in four, that run showing three wins and a draw, hitting form when it matters.
They were good enough to better a decent Bristol City side on the road last weekend, a result achieved thanks to a hard-fought 2-0 win. Lawrence drew first blood when hitting the net inside 18 minutes and the advantage doubled thanks to a Bogle strike on 77. Semeyo was sent off for the beaten side but it didn’t seem to make too much difference as they never looked like winning the match. Frank Lampard called it a massive result and we’ll see just how important it is on Sunday. We’re taking the draw at 12/5 with Bet365, better than the 5/4 you’ll get about a home win.
West Brom Aiming for Bronze
West Brom’s short-term future has already been decided and although they won’t go up to the Premier League automatically – 23 wins, 11 draws and 11 defeats ensuring they missed out on a top-two – they will finish in the top-six play-off places and that will give them a real chance to gain a spot in the top tier. The Baggies have won three and drawn one of their last four, placing them within three points of Leeds, with The Peacocks appearing to be going backwards at this crucial stage of the season. Finishing in third will enhance their chances of coming through the play-offs.
West Brom picked up a third win in four when beating Rotherham last Saturday to send their opponents down to League One. That was achieved thanks to the odd goal in three, Rodriguez scoring on 77 minutes before Harper added a second on 79, clawing back Rotherham who had taken the lead through a Robertson goal early in the second-half. The fact West Brom still have something to aim at makes them worth careful consideration and Unibet are giving 21/10 to anyone who wants to back the visitors. We’ll stick to our guns and take the draw.