Stoke City v Derby County Betting Tips: 2 AH+0.5, 2018-11-28

Championship Tips


Wednesday 28th November 2018 – Kickoff: 2000hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Mid-table Stoke City entertain play-off candidates Derby County as the betting tips continue in the Championship with Stoke manager, Gary Rowett facing one of his former clubs.

Overall, it’s been a disappointing start to life back in the Championship for Stoke City who suffered the heartbreak of relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season which saw The Potters drop down to the Championship after 10 years in the top flight.

Rowett has been tasked with the unenviable job of getting Stoke back up to the top flight but the pressure is increasing as the hosts currently occupy a below-par mid-table position in the Championship despite putting together a recent five-match unbeaten sequence.

The problem is that 4 of the last 5 matches ended in stalemates with just the one win over Bristol City away from home to show for their efforts. The hosts have also managed just one win from their last five at home which was a 2-0 win over lowly Bolton Wanderers amidst an overall record of  3-3-3  10/10.

Derby County went into the international break on a low note having been thrashed by Aston Villa 3-0 at Pride Park, so manager Frank Lampard would have demanded a response from that embarrassing defeat no doubt.

Lampard got that in spades as The Rams registered a vital 2-1 win away at Sheffield Wednesday which maintained their position in the play-off pack and they’ll be desperate to hang onto this position by getting something against a seemingly out of sorts Stoke City on Wednesday night.

Derby’s results are also improving away from home as they’re unbeaten in their last four on the road with wins at West Brom 4-1 and the aforementioned Sheffield Wednesday as well as picking up points at QPR and Middlesbrough, both ending in 1-1 draws.

The betting tips suggest Derby are the more consistent side at the moment, so I’ll back them with the handicap here.

Pick: Derby County AH+0.5 @ 1.64 Bet Victor