Derby County continued with strong performance last Saturday afternoon as the side walked away with important three pointer away to Ipswich in a game where they were set just as slight favorites.
However, they responded fully confident even though they played on the road, entering the game strongly with a goal from Winnall in thirteenth minute of the match. Same player doubled up the lead when it was needed the most, in 48th minute as the hosts reduced via Garner in 65th and remained looking a bit better, however without further scoreline change.
Derby is now standing second at the table already ten points behind leaders from Wolves, but also having a point more than their closest favorites and seven points more than out of play-off zone placed teams.
Midfielder Kyle McAllister represents really long term absentee without playing so far in the new season.
Sheffield United, on the other side, suffered very unexpected defeat on Saturday afternoon as the side welcomed Bolton, relegation worries placed side and suffered narrow 1:0 loss even though they were set as strong favorite.
Guests took the lead in 21st minute with a goal from Madine and even though the home team already looked better in the first halftime and continued in second, the scoreline never changed as the players of Bolton looked well in the defensive tasks.
Sheffield now has just one victory in last eight matches in Championship and are in clear downtrend of their form, now being only at sixth position at the table with same number of points as seventh and out of play-off placed Aston Villa.
Midfielder Paul Coutts (16/1) remains sidelined with a broken leg, while forward Ched Evans (7/0) is also out injured. Midfielder David Brooks (19/2) is doubtful with little chances to play, similar to defender Kieron Freeman (8/0).
~ Sheffield United has just one victory in last eight Championship matches.
Momentum is clearly with the players of Derby County and I see these odds as valuable ones. Derby is looking very confident and strong at home, rarely conceding goals – something that shouldnt’ be the problems this time since visitors aren’t coming here with the right morale.
Bet: Derby -0.25 Asian handicap