Derby vs Middlesbrough Prediction & Tips
Derby County and Middlesbrough meet at iPro Stadium in a match for the 44th round of the Championship. Derby County won away by (0-3) from the last time they faced off in this edition of the league on 11-25-2017. The history of direct confrontations played at this stadium indicates balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 1 victory for each team in the last 3 matches. Indeed, the last time they met at this stadium was on 18-08-2015, in a match for Championship that ended in a draw for (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by J. Russell (88 ‘) for Derby County and by Kike (16’) for Middlesbrough. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between the 7th and 5th of the overall standings, this is actually a showdown between the 10th place home and No. 2 home games.
Derby County Analysis
The home team is currently in 7th place with 68 points, after 18 wins, 14 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, lost out to Wolverhampton by (2-0). In the last match, lost out to the Burton Albion by (3-1). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it has achieved similar results at home and abroad. In the last 10 home games for the league, Derby County has 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, having won 16 points out of 30. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 42 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in 13 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Derby County arrive for this unmotivated match after having suffered another defeat in the league, this time against the last placed Burton Albion 3-1. Due to this bad phase, the home team no longer occupy the positions that give access to the play-offs of promotion to the English first division. Usually coach Gary Rowett has chosen a strategic 4-2-3-1 rating, being careful to keep the ball out of the net. Matej Vydra is the best Derby County finisher with 19 goals scored. It is important to note that the team has great offensive quality, since it scored on average 1.65 goals per game. For this game the coach can count on all his players.
Review of Middlesbrough
The visiting team is currently in 5th place with 69 points, after 20 wins, 9 draws and 14 losses. In the penultimate match, lost out to Sheffield United by (2-1). In the last match, he won at home to Bristol City by (2-1). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 42 points, against only in their games as a visitor. In the last 10 away games, Middlesbrough has 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, having won 15 points out of 30. In the matches played out in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 1-0, which occurred in 8 of his 22 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games for this competition. In 43 games in this competition, only got 3 turns on the scoreboard in the 22 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Middlesbrough team arrive to this match with a 2-1 home win against Bristol, returning to their triumphs after the defeat against Sheffield United. It is important to note that visitors need the win to stay in the zone that gives access to the promotion play-offs. In this away game, coach Tony Pulis is expected to keep his team in the 4-2-3-1, with Assombalonga being the closest position. It is worth noting that this player is the best Middlesbrough finisher with 13 goals scored. Noting that visitors no longer win away from home there are three consecutive games. For this match there will probably be no weight loss.
Derby – Middlesbrough FREE TIPS
Derby – Win @ 2.50
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90