Derby vs Reading by TFB

Derby
VS
Reading
Promotion favourites Derby County go into this FA Cup tie in good spirits after a valiant 2-2 away draw to rivals Bournemouth on Tuesday night. Reading currently sit in mid table position in the Championship after an indifferent season so far.

 

The main reason Derby are big favourites here is due to their home form. The iPro Stadium has been a fortress so far this season with 5 wins in their last 6 and 13 wins altogether. They don't just edge past teams either, in their last 6 home wins, 5 of them have been by more than 1 goal. Before this run they had other impressive home wins such as 5-0 vs. Wolverhampton, 3-0 vs. Brighton, 2-0 vs. Bournemouth and an early season 2-0 home win over their opponents in this match.

 

Derby have strength and depth at the moment with goals coming from many different players. They also have a great manager in Steve McLaren and everyone expects them to be promoted this season.

 

The only thing stopping me putting a handicap on this is the absence of top scorer Chris Martin and Johnny Russell. The experienced Darren Bent will step in for Martin and summer signing George Thorne will play a part after recovering from injury.

 

Reading come into this match off a disappointing 2-0 home defeat to 17th placed Leeds United. Hardly the form of a team who is going to stop Derby County.

 

Jem Karacan, Chris Gunter, and Anton Ferdinand will be missing again but Midfielder Danny Guthrie (6/0) should be fit. New signing Yakubu should feature but he is not as young as he used to be so it remains to be seen if he can still do the business on the pitch.

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Pick Bookmaker Odds Stake Result
Derby Pinnacle 1.81 8 1-2 LOST (-8 units)
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Comments (2)
gizmek
Superb tip, really! -.-
02/14/2015 - 20:10
gizmek
Superb tip, really! -.-
02/15/2015 - 15:28
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