Count on Derby to dispatch Everton; SPORTS BETTING

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"Get back to where you once belonged," thought some when promoted Derby County started their Premiership campaign this season but Jim Smith's men are refusing to "go home", and were impressive when gaining a 2-2 draw against Arsenal at Highbury. They look a fair bet at 6-4 with Coral to beat Everton - less impressive in drawing 2-2 at Chelsea - at home this evening.

Tomorrow and Wednesday, try two five-timers. Second Division Burnley, despite losing 2-1 at home to Brentford on Saturday, are fancied at 8- 13 with William Hill to beat an out of touch Walsall - held to a 1-1 draw at home by Watford on Saturday - in their FA Cup second-round replay. And Third Division Scunthorpe - who beat Exeter 4-1 at home on Saturday - look good at 6-4 with Hills to make home advantage count against Second Division Wrexham, who went down 1-0 at York City on Saturday. Second Division Wycombe Wanderers (4-5 with Hills), who beat Chesterfield 1-0 on Saturday, look sure to beat Third Division Barnet. Newcastle United (8-11 with Hills) can beat relegation contenders Coventry City away in their Premiership encounter while Liverpool (2-7 with William Hill), after their 5-1 win at home to Middlesbrough on Saturday, should make short work of the hapless Nottingham Forest at home.

Wednesday's five-fold is headed by Southampton, who look good at 4-6 with Hills to beat Oxford United at home in their Coca-Cola Cup fourth- round replay, while Stockport (13-5 with William Hill) might surprise West Ham at home. Sheffield Wednesday, who gained a good result when beating Liverpool 1-0 away recently, might hold Manchester United to a draw (9- 4 with Hills) at home in their Premiership game, while First Division strugglers West Bromwich Albion could also be held to a draw (11-5 with Hills) at home to Norwich, not disgraced in being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Finally, second-placed Millwall (11- 10 with Hills), who gained a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth on Saturday, can beat third-placed Luton - who beat Crewe Alexandra 6-0 at home on Saturday - at home in their Second Division meeting.

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