Leeds United vs Derby County - Leeds set to take giant step at Elland Road

Hosts tipped to punish poor visitors in Championship playoff tie
Leeds United vs Derby County
Leeds United look set to expose Derby County's poor away record in EFL Championship playoffs (Getty Images)

Leeds United vs Derby County Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Leeds are backed to claim a home win when they face Derby County in their EFL Championship playoff semifinal second leg at Elland Road. The hosts hold a 1-0 first leg advantage and have enough quality to do the double over Derby at odds of 1.73.

Leeds United FC Form & Team News


Leeds United hold a slim advantage heading into Wednesday's clash having claimed a 1-0 victory in the first leg at Pride Park. Kemar Roofe’s effort 10 minutes after the break was enough to earn them the win.

Marcelo Bielsa's men were the better team in the first leg, ensuring Derby had no shots on target throughout the contest. The have a good home record with five wins in their last eight matches at Elland Road placing them at odds of 1.73 to win on Wednesday.

Leeds are set to welcome back Patrick Bamford who missed the first leg due to suspension. The striker was in good form prior to his suspension and should be joined in attack by top scorer Kemar Roofe.

 Marcelo Bielsa
Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United side were the better team in the first leg and are set to dominate the visitors once again (Getty Images)

Derby County FC Form & Team News


Derby County were disappointing in the first leg as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at home. They barely threatened Leeds on Saturday and failed to muster a single shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.

The Rams have an uphill task on their hands as no team has ever made the Championship playoff final having lost at home in the first leg. Frank Lampard's men often struggle on their travels with just one win in their last nine away matches placing an unlikely victory at Elland Road at odds of 4.75 while a draw is set at 3.60.

Martyn Waghorn missed the first leg with an achilles injury and is unlikely to be fit for Wednesday's clash. David Nugent is expected to continue as the lone man in attack but has failed to score in his last 10 matches.

Leeds United vs Derby County Head to Head


Leeds United have a 37-33 edge with 16 draws from 86 previous matches against Derby County. They have won the last three meetings, including the 1-0 victory in Saturday's first leg.

Leeds United vs Derby County Match Up 


Leeds United will be boosted by the return of Bamford, who scored three goals in his last five matches before getting suspended. He usually combines well with Roofe in attack and both men should prove a handful for the visitors.

Derby County are likely to miss Waghorn, who has been the man in form for Derby in recent matches. Nugent is currently on a 10-match goal drought and is expected to struggle against the Leeds United defence.

Leeds United vs Derby County Key Statistics


  • Leeds United have won 5 of their last 8 home matches (EFL Championship).
  • Leeds United have won their last 3 matches against Derby County (EFL Championship).
  • Derby County have lost 2 of their last 3 away matches against Leeds United (EFL Championship).

Verdict


Having claimed a first leg advantage, Leeds United are expected to complete the double over Derby County on Wednesday. With Bamford likely to return and the form of topscorer Roofe, they are tipped to secure the victory at odds of 1.73.

Best Bet: Leeds United Win @ 1.73 at bet365 – 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Leeds United Win 1-0 @ 7.00 at bet365 – 1 Unit

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