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Derby County visit The Hawthorns on Tuesday for the Championship clash with home team West Bromwich Albion.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for West Bromwich Albion v Derby County can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion will play in this fixture following a 1-1 Championship drawn match versus Millwall.
In that game, West Bromwich Albion managed 56% possession and 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for West Bromwich Albion was Kyle Bartley (49'). Millwall got 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Danny Ballard (55') scored for Millwall.
Matches with West Bromwich Albion have usually been lively encounters recently with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past six clashes, the sum total of 21 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 11 of those being chalked up by West Bromwich Albion.
Coming into this meeting, West Bromwich Albion are unbeaten in the league by Derby County in their last 2 games.
Since a loss in their previous game against Birmingham City in Championship competition, Derby County will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Derby County managed 67% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Birmingham City got 13 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Scott Hogan (31') and Jérémie Béla (81') scored for Birmingham City.
It is worth noting that Derby County have had real problems scoring goals in their past 6 clashes, contributing the disappointing return of just 4. In those matches, The Rams have also seen the collective goal aggregate against them equal 7. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward here, though.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes going back to 27/02/2010 tells us that West Bromwich Albion have won 2 of these games and Derby County 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
20 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 9 from The Baggies and 11 being from The Rams. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Championship match day 42 on 08/07/2020 when it finished West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Derby County.
In that match, West Bromwich Albion had 40% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Goals were scored by Grady Diangana (11') and Dara O'Shea (76').
For their opponents, Derby County had 4 shots at goal with 0 on target.
The referee was Jeremy Simpson.
Team News: West Bromwich Albion
There’s just the sole fitness concern for the West Bromwich Albion gaffer Valérien Ismaël to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group. Rico Richards (Medial Collateral Ligament Tear) won’t play.
Team News: Derby County
Derby County boss Wayne Rooney has not got a full squad to pick from. Krystian Bielik (Torn knee ligament), Jason Knight (Ankle Injury) and Colin Kazim-Richards (Achilles tendon problems) can’t be considered.
Our thinking is that West Bromwich Albion will more than likely fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they play Derby County, who will not find it easy scoring.
We’re therefore anticipating a comfortable 2-0 winning margin for West Bromwich Albion at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
West Bromwich Albion
Stadium: The Hawthorns (26,688)
Captain: Jake Livermore
Chairman: Li Piyue
Manager: Valérien Ismaël
Competitions: Championship position 2
⭐ Star Man: Callum Robinson
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Callum Robinson was born in Northampton, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Aston Villa in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 3 league goals in this Championship 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 4 appearances.