Market: Both teams to score
Odds: 4/6 @ Bet 365
With the chance to briefly reclaim their spot at the top of the Championship, West Brom will host play-off chasers Derby on Wednesday evening.
Starting with the hosts, while West Brom might have struggled to find their feet on their immediate return from the enforced break, the Baggies appear to be getting back to their best. With a growing reputation in the Championship for their displays in the final third, Slaven Bilić’s side know that they sit just a single point adrift of Leeds and climbing to the top of the table. Hitting relegation scrappers Hull for four over the weekend in what turned out to be a six-goal thriller at the Hawthorns, the former West Ham boss also saw his side land a thumping 3-0 romp against Sheffield Wednesday seven days ago. Once again finding the net against the Tigers over the weekend, Charlie Austin has now bagged back-to-back strikes and is worth keeping an eye out for on Wednesday.
As for the visitors, snatching a 97th-minute equalizer against fellow top-six chasers Nottingham Forest over the weekend, Derby have their own play-off spot on their agenda. Enjoying their brightest run of form under former PSV boss Phillip Cocu, the Whites now find themselves in the midst of a six-match Championship unbeaten run, collecting six wins on their most prominent purple patch. With Wayne Rooney’s arrival at Pride Park offering Derby what has been a real boost, they have also continued to shine with their most recent displays on the road. Including victories over both Preston and Millwall, Wednesday’s guests have won each of their last three away contests and there is no doubt that they will be smelling an upset in midweek.
Bet: Both teams to score at West Brom vs Derby 4/6 for Wednesday’s Championship contest @ Bet 365
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