5th Mar 2022 | Championship

Pride Before A Fall

It already seems an age since Rooney hung up his boots at Derby. He's worked wonders while the club languishes, but three defeats on the spin makes this clash with resurgent Barnsley huge.

There is a huge game at the bottom of the Championship on Saturday at Pride Park. Form alone is a big enough reason to take up Bet365’s 16/5 on Barnsley heading back to Yorkshire with the spoils.

The Tykes were written off when 8pts from safety a month ago. Yet 3 wins in 4 outings have changed all that, with promotion chasing QPR and Boro both put to the sword in that run.

The scale of Derby’s task has been reassessed after three straight defeats. Rooney looked poised for the great escape a few weeks ago, but suddenly they are the ones with an 8pt deficit to make up over Reading. Their heavy favouritism here needs opposing.

Odds correct at time of publishing: 08:12 5th Mar, 2022 but subject to change