Derby County vs Stoke City Betting Tip Draw & Under 2.5 Goals – 12 December 2020

Too close to call at Pride Park

Nick Powell / Stoke City ©imago images / Action Plus 11.01.2020

Derby County vs Stoke City
12th December 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Draw & Under 2.5 Goals
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 5/2 odds taken 1512 GMT, Friday 11 December

With Derby County beginning to find some form in the EFL Championship, can the Rams pick up all three points when they entertain Stoke City at Pride Park this Saturday? Derby have moved off the bottom after recent results but remain in the relegation zone. This one could go either way in the East Midlands. We have the best odds and tips in our betting preview.

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Derby County Preview – Can the Rams stretch unbeaten run to five?

Derby County are slowly but surely starting to turn a corner. On the whole, it has been a miserable season for the Rams up until now, but Derby head into Saturday’s showdown unbeaten in four.

Since a 3-0 loss at Middlesbrough last month, which was a fourth defeat on the spin, County have picked up one win and drawn three times. After a superb 1-0 victory over Millwall at The Den last weekend, Derby held high-flying Brentford to a goalless draw at the Brentford Community Stadium in midweek.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1514 GMT, Friday 11 December)

After the sacking of Phillip Cocu, the Derby board are still searching for the Dutchman’s replacement. In the meantime, former England captain Wayne Rooney will continue to take charge of first-team duties. Can Rooney guide the Rams to another win on Saturday?

Stoke City Preview – Will the Potters return to winning ways?

Stoke City were involved in a strange game with Cardiff City on Tuesday. Neither side played particularly well, but Sam Vokes missed a penalty in the second period which would have put the Potters 2-0 up. Instead, two late goals gave Cardiff an unlikely 2-1 win at the bet365 Stadium.

Prior to the midweek loss to the Bluebirds, Stoke had taken seven points from their previous three fixtures. Michael O’Neill’s boys have made a strong start to their season, winning eight of their opening 17. City are currently just two points off the play-off places.

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Stoke have one of the best away records in the Championship. In fact, the club from the Potteries have won six of ten league and cup away fixtures this season. Can they win on the road again at the weekend?


Derby County vs Stoke City Betting Advice

Back in January, Derby thumped Stoke 4-0 at Pride Park. The Rams were excellent, with Martyn Waghorn, Chris Martin, Wayne Rooney and Jayden Bogle getting the goals. There were also four goals scored in the game at the bet365, though that one ended in a 2-2 draw.


Key Facts – Derby County vs Stoke City Betting Tip

  • Two of the last three Derby vs Stoke meetings have ended all square
  • There were eight goals scored across the two Championship meetings last season
  • Stoke’s last league win at Pride Park was back in February 2007


Even though Stoke are the slight favourites at 6/4, this one could either way at Pride Park. With that in mind, we can see it ending all square on Saturday. Check out the solid odds of 5/2 for the draw and under 2.5 goals.

Stoke have several players on the injury list at present, with in-form 20-year-old Tyrese Campbell being their latest injury concern. Sam Vokes missed a penalty in midweek, but the Wales international could be a key player for Stoke in the upcoming weeks. Vokes will want to make amends, and the striker is priced at 6/1 to score first on Saturday.


The best betting odds for Derby County vs Stoke City

Derby County to win: 15/8 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Stoke City to win: 6/4 at Bet365