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David Prutton offers prediction for West Brom’s clash with Derby tomorrow

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Sky Sports pundit, David Prutton, has predicted that West Brom will keep up their 100% away record when they travel to Derby County on Saturday.

Derby welcome the Baggies to Pride Park looking to bounce back from a disappointing home defeat to Bristol City on Tuesday night.

The defeat was Phillip Cocu’s first in charge, and has left the Rams with just five points from their opening four games. A fairly average start.

West Brom were held to a point by Reading on Wednesday night, as Kenneth Zohore’s late penalty ensured the Baggies didn’t leave the Hawthorns empty handed against an impressive Royals side.

Prutton has predicted West Brom will once more win away from home, and by the same scoreline in which they have in their previous two away games, 2-1.

Speaking in his Sky Sports column, Prutton said: “Phillip Cocu will be learning what the Championship is all about now, having suffered his first Derby defeat at home to Bristol City in midweek.

“Slaven Bilic, meanwhile, has enjoyed a solid start to life in charge at West Brom, although there are still some question marks over whether they have replaced the firepower they had up front last season. I think they’ll have enough to beat Derby, though.”
The Verdict

West Brom have looked impressive on the road so far this season. The Baggies have won both of their away fixtures against different outfits in Nottingham Forest and Luton Town, both good victories.

Bilic’s side will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season, and it’s tough to see them losing on Saturday.

The Rams will pose a strong test, and they’re always a good side at home, but they are missing the key qualities that Mason Mount and Harry Wilson brought last season to unlock defences.

It’ll be a tough game, and Rams fans would probably be quite happy leaving the game with a point on Saturday.

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