Derby have suffered back-to-back defeats on the road in the last couple of weeks but the Rams are an entirely different proposition at Pride Park and they can prove as much by getting the better of inconsistent Birmingham.
The Blues just can’t string any form together and have picked up just a couple of wins in their last nine while Nigel Clough’s charges have lost just once on their own patch all season so there seems little reason to oppose the hosts, who can be backed at 5/4 via Coral.
Blackburn showed signs of what they are capable of as they rolled over Peterborough 4-1 last weekend and Rovers look primed to pick up another three points as they host Millwall.
Henning Berg’s men are available at 21/20 with Skybet and that’s a price big enough to boost any accumulator, although it would be no surprise to see punters opting instead for a Jordan Rhodes goal at any stage (11/10, Betfred) after the prolific striker’s hat trick at London Road.
Middlesbrough’s momentum was checked last time out as they dipped 1-0 at Cardiff but as the Bluebirds have a hundred percent home record, Tony Mowbray’s men needn’t be disheartened by that result.
Indeed they’re a banker at 8/13 with Coral to bounce back at the Riverside by beating a Bristol City without a win in eleven attempts.