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Steve McClaren's men are warm favourites to take maximum points but our tipster believes that the home side have been underestimated by the odds compilers ahead of Friday's clash

Derby County can assure themselves of a Championship play-off place on Friday night if Steve McClaren’s men can claim all three points when they travel to take on Doncaster Rovers at Keepmoat Stadium on Friday night.

The Rams are chalked up as 4/5 (1.80) favourites with bet365 to emerge victorious from Friday’s clash but, with Doncaster boasting an impressive home record, the price for an away win looks to be somewhat skinny here.

Rovers have already beaten Leicester City, QPR and Wigan Athletic on home turf this season and look to be excellent value at a chunky 100/30 (4.33) with bet365 to claim all three points on Friday while the same firm go 13/5 (3.60) that both sides are forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

Derby may have won 10 times on the road thus far this term, but it is worth noting that McClaren’s men have won just three of their last 11 league matches away from Pride Park and they could find it tough against a Doncaster side fighting to preserve their Championship status for another season.

Paul Dickov’s men have collected no fewer than 31 of their 43 points on home turf thus far this term and will be keen to get back to winning ways after suffering three successive defeats in the Championship.

Doncaster have lost just eight of 21 matches at Keepmoat Stadium this season and with Dickov’s side likely to be just as motivated as the visitors, the home side appear to have been underestimated by the odds compilers ahead of Friday’s clash.

The 9/4 (3.25) quote offered up by bet365 for Doncaster in the draw no bet market looks to be generous but even better value is the juicy 21/20 (2.05) quote on offer from the same firm for Rovers in the double chance market.

Dickov’s side can be backed to take at least a point from Friday’s fixture and punters are advised to snap up the supremely generous 21/20 (2.05) quote from bet365 for Doncaster in the double chance market here.

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