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Middlesbrough vs Derby: Rams to pile on home misery for Boro

Kick-off: 1230, 27/10/2018

Stadium: Riverside Stadium

TV: Sky Sports Football/Main Event

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What Trueform says for Middlesbrough vs Derby

Middlesbrough have now won just one of their last three games in the Championship although they sit second in the table, behind leaders Leeds on goal difference.

Derby achieved a high rating for their fantastic 4-1 win over West Brom at The Hawthorns which moved them up to fifth in the table, two off the top.

With Boro struggling at home and the Rams’ confidence sky high, we are going for an away win at 14/5 for our first Middlesbrough vs Derby prediction.

A Look At Middlesbrough’s Betting Odds

Middlesbrough were booed off the pitch after being held to a goalless draw at home by Rotherham, who had lost all six previous away games.

Martin Braithwaite should have done better when he shot at Marek Rodak before the break, and Britt Assombalonga wasted a couple of decent second-half openings when he was well-placed in the box.

Boro have now gone four and a half hours without a goal at the Riverside Stadium and manager Tony Pulis admitted his side lacked a cutting edge.

He said: “Again, we’ve had enough opportunities and chances. We talked about it before the game, but we needed to score a goal. We got chances nice and early on, but you need to take those chances.

“It’s been the same since I came into the football club. I can remember playing exceptionally well in the first four or five games, but not taking the opportunities.”

The Rams have conceded in their last six games which should give Boro some encouragement so let’s add the visitors to win and both teams to score at 29/4 to our picks from the Middlesbrough vs Derby odds.

A Look At Derby County’s Betting Odds

Frank Lampard’s Derby sent out a message of intent as they brushed aside a West Brom team chasing a sixth successive home league win that would have sent them top.

Goals from Jack Marriott and Tom Lawrence put the Rams 2-0 up inside 15 minutes before Harry Wilson and Scott Malone added further strikes after the break.

Jay Rodriguez scored a late consolation for Albion but Derby comfortably registered a second straight win over a promotion rival after beating Sheffield United at home on Saturday.

Lampard said: “I think we could have done more. We could have played slightly better at times and scored more. No disrespect to West Brom. But I am not stupid enough to complain about a 4-1 at a team that I fully expect to challenge for promotion. There are good signs but more work can still be done.

“It was a very good performance and a good result. We are two points off the top and it is a long season and we need to carry it forward. It is an unforgiving league and we have to keep the mentality right.”

The Rams can continue their momentum and we will complete our Middlesbrough vs Derby betting tips by backing a 2-1 away win at 25/2.

Additional stats

Last result:


West Brom 1-4 DERBY – Marriott, Lawrence, Wilson, Malone

Head-to-head: Derby 1-2 Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough 0-3 Derby, Middlesbrough 2-0 Derby, Derby 1-1 Middlesbrough, Derby 0-1 Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough 2-0 Derby

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