The biggest game of this Tuesday’s Sky Bet Championship mid-week fixtures will take place at the iPro Stadium tomorrow. Derby County face Middlesbrough in a promotion 6 pointer.
Derby currently sit in 4th place with 67 points, 2 points behind Bournemouth, Watford and Boro, who are in 3rd. Steve McClaren’s side have suffered a dip in form in recent weeks and are without a win in 4 games. However, Derby have consistently picked up points at home this season. Derby have secured 13 points from their last 5 home games and are unbeaten in that period.
Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough are on a hugely inconsistent run of late, winning 3 and losing 3 of their last 6 league games. This hit-and-miss run of form has been largely due to Boro’s disappointing away results. Away from the Riverside Stadium, Boro have picked up 1 point from their 3 games.
My prediction: Derby 2(Ince, Russell)-1 Middlesbrough(Leadbitter)