Derby vs West Brom England – Championship Date: Monday, 27 December 2021 Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET Venue: Pride Park Stadium.
Dropping points of late, West Brom have fallen behind in the four-horse race for the two automatic promotion spots to the Premier League.
Despite managing to put a considerable amount of points on the board lately, surviving in the Championship looks a far fetch for Derby as the team approaches the halfway mark of the season.
Separated by 37 points in the league table, these teams are set to lock horns at the Pride Park Stadium this Monday.
After being winless in three league games Plange’s only goal of the match sealed the Rams three points against Blackpool at home. With seven points through the last five league matches the club is seventeen points behind 21st place Reading, rock bottom of the table.
Disappointingly for a team eyeing direct promotion, the Albion has just a couple of wins in their last seven league matches. Last weekend the club was held to a scoreless draw away at relegation bound Barnsley.
With nine points through five recent matches, the club is 4th in the league, four points behind league leaders Fulham.
Derby vs West Brom Head-to-head
The Throstles have won just once in six preceding meetings.
Both teams scored in four of the six previous clashes.
Two or fewer goals were scored in their last 3 duels.
The visitors are winless in their previous 5 competitive fixtures at this venue.
Derby vs West Brom Prediction
Firstly one has to consider that either team does not head into the fixture with a convincing run of wins.
Secondly, the hosts have managed seven points in their last five home matches, which includes a win against 2nd place Bournemouth.
Thirdly, the Baggies have just one win and five points from their last seven league fixtures, away from home.
To sum things up, giving Derby the edge with an Asian handicap seems like the way to go in this fixture.
The Rams have scored the second fewest goals and conceded the third least goals in the division. To add to that the Throstles’ previous 5 away games involved an average score line of 1.25 goals. These observations indicate that a low scoring match is on the cards.