Market: West Brom win
Odds: 4/6 @ 888sport
Hoping to widen their buffer at the top of the Championship table in midweek, West Brom will welcome Derby to the Hawthorns on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, left disappointed to have eventually had to settle for a point at home against Millwall over the weekend, there is no doubt that West Brom should be smelling a golden chance here. Knowing that they probably should have left with more to show for their efforts on Saturday afternoon, the Baggies are still tipped as a standout pick to book an immediate Premier League return. Continuing to gain plenty of plaudits after bringing in new boss Valérien Ismaël over the summer, the former Barnsley manager finds his side still handing a one-point buffer at the top of the table. Helped out by Fulham’s shock 1-0 loss away at a struggling Blackpool a few days ago, West Brom are now one of just three Championship sides who are still yet to taste defeat. It should also be noted that when the two sides last faced off on second-tier duties, the Baggies landed a 2-0 victory.
As for the visitors, while Derby might currently find themselves still sat outside the drop zone, Wayne Rooney’s squad are tipped as one of the leading relegation picks this season. Dealing with a host of issues both on and off the pitch, the former England skipper will know that his side face a stern test on their travels this week. Despite landing themselves a much-needed 1-0 victory against Championship returners Hull City last month, the Whites were last seen putting in what was a downbeat display over the weekend. Now without a win from any of their last four matchups across all formats, Rooney’s men were hit with a deserved 2-0 defeat against Birmingham on their travels on Saturday afternoon. Suffering that 2-0 defeat when the two sides last faced off in July 2020, we’re backing a similar home victory here.
Bet: West Brom 4/6 to beat Derby in Tuesday’s Championship showdown @ 888sport
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