Middlesbrough vs Derby County Betting Tip Home Win – 11 January 2020

Boro to edge past Rams at the Riverside

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SpainMiddlesbrough vs Derby CountySpain
11th January 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 11:55 GMT, Friday 10 January

Middlesbrough and Derby County clash in the EFL Championship this Saturday. The Rams may have former England international Wayne Rooney in their squad, but Phillip Cocu’s men are the second favourites in this one. Can Jonathan Woodgate’s Boro continue their fine form this weekend? Check out our betting tips and predictions.


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Middlesbrough Preview – Will Boro extend unbeaten run to six?

Jonathan Woodgate has had a tough time at the Riverside Stadium since taking over from Tony Pulis in the summer. However, Boro have really turned a corner in recent weeks, winning each of their last four in the Championship.

Middlesbrough beat Stoke City, Huddersfield Town, West Bromwich Albion and Preston North End in league action before holding Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-1 draw in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup last weekend.

The club from North Yorkshire have been pretty solid at the Riverside this term, losing just three league matches on their own patch. Woodgate’s side have won four in a row at the Riverside in the Championship.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score
17/20

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(odds taken 12:11 GMT, Friday 10 January)

 
Middlesbrough were one of the favourites for promotion at the start of the season, but a woeful start to their campaign put paid to a serious promotion challenge. More importantly, they have moved ten points clear of the bottom three.

The home team are the favourites in this one, with the bookies pricing them at 11/10 to secure a fifth home league victory in a row.

 

Derby County Preview – Can the Rams claim a rare away win this weekend?

Like Middlesbrough, Derby County have also struggled to live up to expectations this season. The Rams have spent the majority of the campaign in the bottom half of the Championship table. Overall, County have taken 33 points from 26 games.

Derby have one of the best home records in the division, with only Preston North End accumulating more home points thus far. However, they have been woeful on the road, failing to win an away league game since the opening weekend of the season.

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Phillips Cocu’s Rams head to the Riverside Stadium in decent form, though, winning each of their last three league and cup affairs. After back-to-back 2-1 league wins over Charlton Athletic and Barnsley, Derby won 1-0 at Premier League Crystal Palace in the FA Cup last time out.

 

Middlesbrough vs Derby County Betting Advice

Middlesbrough have certainly turned their fortunes around in recent weeks. Woodgate’s side looked set for a relegation scrap, but they are now closer to the play-offs than the bottom three. It really has been a remarkable turnaround by the Teesside outfit.

Derby have picked up three successive victories in all competitions, but their form away from Pride Park has been their Achilles heel. In fact, only lowly Barnsley and Luton Town have picked up fewer away points up until now.

 

Key Facts – Middlesbrough vs Derby County Betting Tip

  • Boro are unbeaten in five in all competitions, winning four and drawing one
  • The Rams have won three league and cup matches on the spin
  • Middlesbrough have won each of their last four Championship games at the Riverside

 

In-form Middlesbrough will fancy their chances of claiming another victory at the Riverside on Saturday. It could be close on the scoreline, so back the hosts just to win at 11/10.

Boro have scored in each of their last six league and cup matches, while the Rams have netted in four successive fixtures across all competitions. Therefore, I’m backing both teams to score in this one.

 

The best betting odds for Middlesbrough vs Derby County

Middlesbrough to win: 11/10 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Derby County to win: 11/4 at Bet365


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