Bournemouth vs Derby County Betting Tip Home Win HT/FT – 31 October 2020

Unbeaten Cherries to heap more pressure on Rams

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Bournemouth vs Derby County
31st October 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win HT/FT
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 6/4 odds taken 1457 GMT, Friday 30 October

Jason Tindall’s in-form Bournemouth welcome Phillip Cocu’s struggling Derby County to the Vitality Stadium in the EFL Championship this Saturday. This looks like a mismatch on paper, although the Championship is one of the most unpredictable leagues in the world. The Cherries are the big favourites to get the win on home turf, but can the Rams cause an upset? Take a look at the latest odds and tips.

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Bournemouth Preview – Cherries to maintain unbeaten start with three points?

Bournemouth and league leaders Reading are the only two unbeaten teams left in the Championship. The Cherries have won four and drawn four of their opening eight, scoring 11 and shipping six. Despite sitting second, Jason Tindall’s men are six points behind the table toppers going into this round of fixtures.

Bournemouth have been hard to defeat since Tindall inherited the managerial reigns at the Vitality. In fact, only Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have beaten them – in the Carabao Cup – so far this season. After three straight league draws, the Dorset club got back to winning ways in midweek, with Arnaut Groeneveld scoring in a 1-0 home win over Bristol City.

Our betting prediction:
Bournemouth to win both halves

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(odds taken 1503 GMT, Friday 30 October)

Bournemouth will be hoping to keep the pressure on Reading with another three points on home turf this weekend. They have beaten Blackburn Rovers, Norwich City, Coventry City and Bristol City so far – will Derby be added to that list at the weekend?

Derby County Preview – Rams to crash to a sixth league defeat of the season?

Phillip Cocu’s Derby County have had a miserable season up until now. The Rams started with three straight defeats before picking up a shock 1-0 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road. They then went on to lose to Watford and Huddersfield Town.

To their credit, Derby have battled to two draws in their last two. After holding rivals Nottingham Forest to a 1-1 draw at the City Ground, County drew 1-1 at home with Cardiff City in midweek. Nevertheless, they are languishing down in 21st place in the table with just five points to their name.

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Derby have already been beaten five times in this season’s Championship, and Saturday’s matchup in Dorset will be another stern test for Cocu and his side. They are the big underdogs in this one at 19/4.


Bournemouth vs Derby County Betting Advice

Derby have a very good recent record in this fixture, unbeaten in six. Since Bournemouth won 3-2 way back in 1985, the Rams have won four and drawn two of the subsequent meetings. When they last met, the pair played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at Pride Park in February 2015.


Key Facts – Bournemouth vs Derby County Betting Tip

  • Bournemouth are undefeated in their opening eight Championship fixtures (four wins, four draws)
  • Derby have lost five times already, winning one and drawing two of the other three
  • Bournemouth have not beaten Derby for over 35 years


Bournemouth should have no problems seeing off struggling Derby at the Vitality Stadium this Saturday. In truth, the home side should secure a comfortable victory. Have a punt on the Cherries to be winning at half time and full time at 6/4.

Bournemouth have scored the opening goal in six of their eight league matches so far, failing to score just once this term. The home side are available at 4/9 to open the scoring in this clash.


The best betting odds for Bournemouth vs Derby County

Bournemouth to win: 3/5 at Bet365
Draw: 14/5 at Bet365
Derby County to win: 19/4 at Bet365