Under 2.5 goals at Stoke vs Derby 7/10 for Thursday’s Championship contest
Market: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport
In a matchup that could see chances come at a real premium on midweek, Stoke will host relegation scrappers Derby on Thursday night.
Starting with the hosts, having to settle for a single point last time out, Stoke will be desperate to find some stability on their return to action. In their 22 Championship matchups so far this season, they have recorded 10 wins, five draws and seven defeats, scoring 26 and conceding 21 in return. Managing to muster a points tally of 35th, they open the midweek fixtures sat eighth in the standings and just a single point adrift of finding a route into the play-off spots. However, as for their recent run of results, last seen playing out a 0-0 stalemate against Middlesbrough earlier in the month, Stoke have won just one of their previous four Championship matchups. Likewise, it should also be noted, Thursday’s hosts have seen each of their last seven second-tier fixtures finish with under 2.5 goals.
As for the visitors, while Derby might have gained a recent reputation for their rugged displays, they are in a real uphill battle to extend on their Championship status. In their 23 second-tier matchups so far this season, they have recorded six wins, 10 draws and seven defeats, scoring 19 and conceding 21 in return. Managing to muster a points tally of seven after suffering a substantial points deduction earlier in the year, Derby still find themselves sat 14 points adrift of safety. However, as for their recent run of results, the Whites have managed to land back-to-back 1-0 victories against Blackpool and promotion contenders West Brom. It should also be noted, with Thursday’s guests seeing four of their last five Championship contests finish with under 2.5 goals, we’re backing a similar outcome here.
Bet: Under 2.5 goals at Stoke vs Derby 7/10 for Thursday’s Championship contest @ 888sport