Northampton Town vs Derby County Betting Tip 1-1 Draw – 24 January 2020

Cobblers to take Rams to a replay

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Northampton Town vs Derby County
24th January 1945hrs
Football – England – Emirates FA Cup
Pick 1-1 Draw
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 6/1 odds taken 1638 GMT, Wednesday 22 January

Phillip Cocu takes his Derby County side to Sixfields Stadium to take on Keith Curle’s Northampton Town in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup this Friday evening. The Rams have had a tough season in the EFL Championship, so Cocu could target a decent run in the FA Cup this term. Take a look at the latest tips, odds and predictions in our Northampton v Derby betting preview.

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Northampton Town Preview – Can the in-form Cobblers cause an FA Cup upset on Friday?

Keith Curle’s Northampton Town have been very good in the FA Cup so far this season, winning three out of three and scoring eight goals. Prior to this term’s competition, the Cobblers had won just one of seven FA Cup matches.

After easing past Chippenham Town and Notts County, Northampton beat EFL League One side Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium in round three. Town raced into a 3-0 lead at half time, going on to win the match 4-2.

Our betting prediction:
Derby County to score first

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(odds taken 1650 GMT, Wednesday 22 January)

Northampton are pushing for promotion in League Two this season. The Cobblers have been in excellent form of late, winning nine of their last 15. Curle’s troops are in sixth spot in the fourth-tier table at present, just two points away from the automatic places. In-form Northampton are more than capable of causing an upset on home turf this Friday.

Derby County Preview – Will the Rams pick up a rare win on the road at Sixfields?

Phillip Cocu has had a tough time at Pride Park since making the move in the summer. The Rams got off to the perfect start when they beat Huddersfield Town 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium on the opening weekend of the season, but that remains County’s last away win in the Championship.

Derby have one of the poorest away records in England’s second division. The club have suffered seven away defeats, taking a mere eight points from a possible 39. Only Wigan Athletic, Barnsley and Luton Town – who are the current bottom three – have taken fewer points on their travels up until now.

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Still, Derby beat Premier League opposition on the road in the previous round of the FA Cup. Chris Martin’s first-half strike at Selhurst Park proved to be enough to give the Rams a surprise 1-0 victory over Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace.

Despite their woeful away form, Derby are actually undefeated in three away from Pride Park, beating Crystal Palace and drawing with Wigan and Middlesbrough. Can they extend that run to four on Friday?


Northampton Town vs Derby County Betting Advice

With the pressure still on Cocu, the Dutchman could do without a cup upset in the East Midlands on Friday night. Despite their shocking form away from home, Derby are unbeaten in three on their travels, and they will be hoping to have enough to see off the fourth-tier outfit at Sixfields.


Key Facts – Northampton Town vs Derby County Betting Tip

  • Northampton are unbeaten in six in all competitions, winning four and drawing two
  • Derby have won just three away league and cup matches this season
  • The Rams are currently 15th in the Championship, while Northampton are sixth in League Two


Having said that, Northampton are in stunning form at the moment as they push for promotion to League One. Town have the second best home record in the league, winning nine of 14. I fancy the Cobblers to hold Championship derby to a draw. As for the correct score, check out bet365 top price of 6/1 for the 1-1 draw.


The best betting odds for Northampton Town vs Derby County

Northampton Town to win: 10/3 at Bet365
Draw: 11/4 at Bet365
Derby County to win: 4/5 at Bet365