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Prediction: Derby County vs Middlesbrough – Football Predictions

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Derby County and Middlesbrough Place in Pride Park on Saturday afternoon on the back of the mixed starts in the new championship campaign.

Although the clubs had to endure a mixed fate in the middle of the week, they go into this encounter with four points from three games.

Prediction for this match

After conceding two late goals against Peterborough United over the weekend, Wayne Rooney had a big job raising his derby squad before visiting Hull City.

Supported by newcomers Phil Jagielka and Sam Baldock, the Rams scored their first league win of the season with their debut goal.

A common age of 75 years between Jagielka and Curtis Davies means they won’t be seen as a long-term defensive partnership, but their experience has been invaluable in helping out potential rivals for relegation.

While more free transfers are inevitably coming through the door in the next two weeks, Rooney can be confident that he has a roster capable of avoiding the decline.

Middlesbroughs Isaiah Jones in action with QPR's Chris Willock in the championship on August 18, 2021

Although these two sides currently have the same score, Neil Warnock expect Middlesbrough to face at the far right of the table.

The 3-2 home draw against Queens Park Rangers, however, revealed problem areas and a lack of strength in depth when dealing with injuries.

Another day, Jonny Howson would not have enforced its own net to compensate, but Warnock will be concerned about the nature of the surrender that follows.

Boro has now conceded eight goals in four games in all competitions, so it is likely that Luke Daniels will make his debut between the sticks this weekend.

Middlesbrough requires more than just that, however Matt Crooks and Uche Ikpeazuwho scored all but one of the team’s goals and made their contribution at the other end of the pitch.

Derby County Championship form:
  • D.
  • L.
  • W.

Derby County Form (all competitions):
  • D.
  • D.
  • L.
  • W.
Form of the Middlesbrough Championship:
  • D.
  • W.
  • L.

Middlesbrough form (all competitions):
  • D.
  • L.
  • W.
  • L.

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Derby County Manager Wayne Rooney pictured on August 7, 2021

After 90 minutes of play on his first appearance of the season, veteran Jagielka could be replaced by Richard Stearman in the derby defense

Lee Buchanan should start despite speculation about his future as a left-back, while Baldock will hold his place on the offensive after 74 minutes on his debut.

Daniels looks almost certain that he will make his debut for Boro after that Joe Lumley‘s poor performance against QPR.

Martin Payero possibly his first championship start in midfield, possibly instead of Howson.

Attack duo Marcus Tavernier and Duncan Watmore who are expected to miss at least one more game due to injury.

Derby County possible starting line-up:
Roos; Byrne, Stearman, Davies, Buchanan; Bird, shinnie; Sibley, Morrison, Jozwiak; Baldock

Middlesbrough possible starting line-up:
Daniels; Dijksteel, Hall, Fry, Bola; Howson, McNair; Spence, Crooks, Jones; Ikpeazu

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Probability: Derby County 1-1 Middlesbrough

For most of the first three games Derby looked solid at the back. However, despite the improvement in confidence, we don’t think the Rams will have enough in the tank to keep Middlesbrough from earning some of the loot in a low-scoring game.

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