Derby County vs Barrow Betting Tip Home Win HT/FT – 5 September 2020

Rams to bulldoze their way into round two

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Derby County vs Barrow
5th September 1200hrs
Football – England – EFL Cup
Pick Home Win HT/FT
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 21/20 odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 3 September

Phillip Cocu’s Derby County welcome David Dunn’s Barrow to Pride Park this Saturday for a first round tie in the 2020-21 Carabao Cup. The Rams finished tenth in the EFL Championship last season, while the Bluebirds of Barrow won the National League to book their place in EFL League Two. Derby are the big favourites, but can the Cumbrian side cause a shock at Pride Park? We have the latest odds and top tips.

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Derby County Preview – Cocu’s Rams to kick off the new season with a cup win?

Derby County had a topsy-turvy 2019-20 season in the Championship. Phillip Cocu had a tough start to life at Pride Park, but the Rams made a late dash for the play-offs. After winning four in a row to close the gap on the top six, Derby went on a woeful run, taking one point from a possible 15. However, they did end with a 3-1 victory at Birmingham City.

Derby will be gunning for promotion to the Premier League this term. Before a ball has been kicked in anger in the Championship, the Rams are priced at 20/1 to win the title and 6/1 to be promoted.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 2010 GMT, Thursday 3 September)

County were knocked out of this competition by rivals Nottingham Forest in the second round last season, falling to a heavy and embarrassing 3-0 defeat at the City Ground. How far will the Rams go this time around?

Barrow Preview – Can the EFL newcomers spring a surprise at Pride Park?

Former Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City ace David Dunn is the new man in charge at Holker Street. Ian Evatt guided the club to promotion to the Football League last term, but he left to take over at Bolton Wanderers shortly after. This will be Dunn’s first full-time managerial role since leaving Oldham Athletic in 2016.

Barrow had a remarkable season in the National League last term, winning 21 of 37 games to deservedly win the league and book their spot in the EFL. The Bluebirds will be hoping to stay in the fourth tier come the end of this season.

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Barrow have that winning habit and the Cumbrian side have the potential to cause Derby problems on Saturday. At the time of writing, Dunn’s troops are available at 13/2 to seal a surprise win at Pride Park.


Derby County vs Barrow Betting Advice

This will be the first meeting between the two clubs for 63 years. The pair last met in the 1956-57 English Division 3 (North), with both matches ending in thrilling draws. Overall, they have locked horns four times, with Derby winning two and the other two ending all square.


Key Facts – Derby County vs Barrow Betting Tip

  • These two clubs have only met four times, with the last meeting coming in 1957
  • 16 goals have been netted in those four games
  • Barrow were the National League champions last season, while Derby finished tenth in the second tier


Derby can be a tough nut to crack at Pride Park. No fans will be present, but the Rams should make home advantage count against the EFL newcomers. Take a look at the tempting odds of 21/20 for County to be winning at half time and full time.

Barrow scored a staggering 68 league goals on their way to promotion last season. I fancy the away team to get on the scoresheet in the East Midlands at the weekend, so put a few quid on the Derby win and both teams to score at 15/8.


The best betting odds for Derby County vs Barrow

Derby County to win: 4/11 at Bet365
Draw: 4/1 at Bet365
Barrow to win: 13/2 at Bet365