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Derby

A city in the East Midlands UK; pronounced DAR bee.
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Our local derbies are now going to be Team Bath, Newport and Bath City, apart from Worcester.
In local derbies, it is always worth checking whether the bookings lines, on the spreads or fixed odds, have been pitched too high.
The most distinctive feature of local derbies is that the best team wins less often than they should - by which I mean that in a study I conducted of local derbies played over 20 seasons the best teams won less often than would have been anticipated from their league records against other opponents.
In addition, local derbies tend to be lower-scoring than ordinary fixtures.
But he is looking to be involved against Wolves when he hopes the Sky Blues will improve upon their poor record in local derbies this season, in which they have lost three of the four clashes with Wolves, Birmingham, West Brom and Walsall.
It probably won't be a classic from the footballing point of view but local derbies at Christmas time always add a bit of spice to the occasion," he said.
But the form book does tend to go out of the window in the local derbies.
THE three things a spread bettor needs to know about local derbies like the televised lunchtime dustup between Aston Villa and Birmingham is that the best team win less often, there are fewer goals and more bookings.
But football has a funny way of throwing up the unexpected and this is often no better illustrated than in local derbies.
I love these local derbies, it is what makes the league exciting.
The lesson of local derbies is not so much that the difference in ability between teams is reduced - the `form book goes out of the window' argument - but that the importance of ground advantage can be diminished, and if anything that will help Cheltenham.
Yet, in the past, a result - that is to say, one team beating the other - has been less common in local derbies than in it has in any other sort of game.

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