Derby County v West Bromwich Albion Predictions & Betting Odds – 24th August 2019

Two home defeats in a week for the Rams

Championship Betting

Derby County v West Bromwich Albion Betting Tips – EFL Championship, 24th August 12.30pm

The EFL Championship weekend gets underway at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, as Phillip Cocu’s Derby County welcome Slaven Bilic’s West Bromwich Albion to Pride Park. The Rams, who have not won since the opening weekend, were beaten for the first time under Cocu on Tuesday night. As for West Brom, despite drawing their opening two games at home, the Baggies have a 100% record on the road so far this term. This promises to be an intriguing fixture at Pride Park.

Derby County v West Bromwich Albion Betting Odds*

Derby County 11/8
Draw 12/5
West Bromwich Albion 15/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 22nd, 2019 at 15:30 p.m.)
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Derby County News and Form – Can Cocu’s troops bounce back?

Derby County were beaten by Bristol City on Tuesday night. The Rams were not at their best at Pride Park, with the Robins taking full advantage. Lee Johnson’s side raced into a two-goal lead before half time, as Andreas Weimann and Josh Brownhill got the goals. Jack Marriott’s late goal was no more than a consolation strike.

That was Derby’s first defeat under Cocu and their first loss since losing 2-1 to Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium in the Championship play-off final back in May. County had won two and drawn two of their opening four league and cup games under their new Dutch coach.

 

Derby to score
Yes23/100
No59/20

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Derby have not won in the Championship since the opening weekend. Tom Lawrence was the hero against Huddersfield Town, netting twice in the 2-1 victory at the John Smith’s Stadium. However, they have taken just one point at Pride Park. Derby’s home ground was a fortress last term, with 46 of their 74 points coming on home turf.

After losing at Pride Park in midweek, can the Rams get back to winning ways against West Brom on Saturday?

Derby County v West Bromwich Albion Head to Head

Derby thumped West Brom home and away last season

Before winning 3-1 at Pride Park in May, the Rams beat West Brom 4-1 at The Hawthorns back in October

Derby have won the last three league and cup meetings

West Brom have won just one of their last six against the Rams

 

Key-Facts – Derby County v West Bromwich Albion

  • Derby were beaten for the first time under Cocu on Tuesday
  • West Brom are undefeated in the league so far (two wins, two draws)
  • Albion have a 100% away record under Bilic

 

West Bromwich Albion News and Form – Will the Baggies make it three away wins on the spin?

West Bromwich Albion remain unbeaten under Slaven Bilic in the Championship. The Baggies have won two and drawn two of their opening four league matches under the Croatian coach.

West Brom started their season with a 2-1 win over Sabri Lamouchi’s Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. Despite going a goal down early on, goals from Kyle Edwards and Matt Phillips turned things around in Nottingham. In between two 1-1 home draws with Millwall and Reading was a 2-1 away win at Luton Town.

On Tuesday night, Albion were held to a 1-1 draw by Reading at The Hawthorns. Kenneth Zohore’s late penalty rescued a point against the battling Royals.

West Brom were one of the best away sides in the Championship last season, winning 11 of 23 fixtures on the road. However, they did lose 3-1 at Pride Park in May.

After dropping points at home, West Brom will want to respond with a win at Pride Park on Saturday. Bilic’s boys are priced at 15/8 to make the short journey home with all three points in the bag.

Derby County v West Bromwich Albion Tips & Odds

West Bromwich Albion to win at 15/8
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 correct score at 9/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 22nd, 2019 at 16:00 p.m.)

Derby County v West Bromwich Albion Predictions

West Bromwich Albion win: The Baggies have looked strong on the road so far, picking up wins at Nottingham Forest and Luton. Meanwhile, West Brom became the first team to win at Kenilworth Road in league action since March 2018. Albion are one of the bookies’ favourites to win the Championship title this season, and they are more than capable of maintaining their 100% record on the road on Saturday. The away victory is available at 15/8.

Derby have struggled for goals at Pride Park this season. The Rams have netted just once on home soil, picking up one point from home matches with Swansea and Bristol City. With this one expected to be close, one goal could be enough to nick the points. Check out bet365’s tempting odds of 9/1 for West Brom to win 1-0 at Pride Park.


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