Huddersfield Town vs Derby County Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Huddersfield are fresh off of suffering back to back losses for the first time this season. Preston had blown them away by half-time, and the once solid rear guard of Town is starting to look suspect. Below are our match predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game:Huddersfield Town vs Derby County
Venue:The John Smith’s Stadium
Kick-off:Saturday 22nd October, 3pm
Let’s not suggest the wheels are off at Huddersfield, but it’s a run they won’t want to continue. They let us down on the weekend but it was no surprise to us that they were beaten comfortably by Preston on Wednesday. We can’t well trust Town in another tough game against a form side here.
Derby haven’t lost in five and although they’ve been unspectacular in all of those games, they’re becoming harder to beat and we expect them to improve under McClaren. They weren’t glamorous in a 1-0 win over Leeds but they did get the job done. Since then they’ve held off Brentford in a 0-0 draw.
Only Burton have beaten Derby in their last five away games, but Town are strong at home. All of their games have been games with tight margins, and they were going to come on the wrong side of a few eventually. Their firepower deserted them as Wednesday ended a run of five straight home wins.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Huddersfield Town are available at 17/10 with Sky Bet whilst the draw can be backed at 11/5 through Bet Victor. Derby to win away can be backed at 19/10 with William Hill.
It doesn’t take a lot to move up or down five or six places in the Championship and just a couple of results can change someone’s perception. I didn’t believe Town would stay at the top, but I did think Wagner has given them enough togetherness, belief and a game plan that could see them make the play offs.
Now when you consider 15 of their 25 points came in the space of five home games, Town are pretty susceptible on the road and if they’re going to let teams start picking up points here, they’ll quickly drop down the table. Derby still aren’t scoring many, but they’ve only let in one goal in four games.Back Derby County +0.25AH at 9/13 with Bet Victor.
Like we’ve said above, County don’t score many. They concede even fewer of late. I don’t understand how they fell apart against Blackburn late on, otherwise we’d be talking about six without a loss and just two goals allowed. This should be a tight game. Back a 1-1 draw at odds of 24/5 with Betfair.Derby have six quality options in attack, but they’ve only managed four goals between them. It’s definitely time they started pulling their weight if County’s unbeaten run is to stretch any longer. Matej Vydra is starting to show promise, as he’s scored two goals recently and is getting the nod up front.Back Matej Vydra to score at odds of 11/4 with Bet Victor.
Free Betting Tip
Derby County +0.25AH at 9/13 with Bet Victor
1-1 Draw – 24/5 with Betfair
Goal Scorer Prediction
Matej Vydra – 11/4 with Bet Victor