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West Brom v Derby tips: Can Baggies keep up stunning home form?

| 24.10.2018

All eyes are on The Hawthorns tonight, as promotion hopefuls West Bromwich Albion and Derby County face off in what should be a gripping encounter.

The Rams won on their last visit here, in January 2017. But with the Baggies in a rich run of form at home, could they avenge that loss – and go top of the Championship table?

Match Odds

In the Match Betting, Albion are even-money favourites to secure a sixth home league win on the trot. Meanwhile, it’s 12/5 for the Draw, and 13/5 for a Rams win.

Darren Moore’s men have netted a stonking 19 goals in their last five league games at The Hawthorns. But just one of those games have seen a Baggies clean sheet.

West Brom to Win and Both Teams to Score is a 29/10 shot, with a simple BTTS priced up at 4/6. Meanwhile, it’s 14/1 for the hosts to chalk up a 3-1 victory.

Talking Tactics

Moore tends to set his side up in a 3-4-1-2 formation, and with results so good this term it seems unlikely he’ll switch it up.

There’s one enforced change, with James Morrison likely to come in for the suspended Jake Livermore. Further forward, Harvey Barnes will probably start behind a front two of Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez.

Derby play a more conventional four at the back, with Andy Keogh and Fikayo Tomori at centre-half. The latter is one of two key Chelsea loanees in their side, with Mason Mount likely to continue in his advanced midfield role.

Goalscorer Odds

Gayle has been loving life at Albion, with seven goals in his last nine games – including braces at home to Reading and Stoke City. He’s 11/8 to Score Anytime, while it’s 9/2 for the 28-year-old to net Two or More Goals.

That puts him joint-top of both markets, alongside Rodriguez.

Derby’s best chance of a goal could lie with the in-form Jack Marriott at 11/5.

As regards long shots, former Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs has netted in two of his last nine outings, and is 6/1 to get in on the act here.

Match Info

Where: The Hawthorns

When: 8:00pm

How to watch: Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event

Click here for the latest West Brom v Derby odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.