Leeds vs Derby – Hosts tipped to win at Elland Road

Kemar Roofe to fire home team to victory
Leeds United
Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa will look to keep his team at the top of the table (Getty Images)

Leeds vs Derby Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Leeds United are poised to secure a home victory when they take on Derby County in a Championship fixture at Elland Road. The hosts are priced at 1.78 to win while Kemar Roofe is our tip for anytime goalscorer.

Leeds United FC Form & Team News


Leeds United are still setting the pace in the Championship as they are two points clear at the top of the table. They have played some good football this season and claimed the most wins in the league with 15.

Marcelo Bielsa's men have lost their last two matches, suffering a 4-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest in the Championship before crashing out of the FA Cup after losing 2-1 at Queens Park Rangers. They have won four of their last five matches at Elland Road and will be confident of returning to winning ways on Friday.

Kemar Roofe was rested for the FA Cup defeat at Loftus Road and should return to the team for the visit of Derby County. The likes of Mateusz Klich and Pablo Hernandez are also expected to start after sitting out the previous match.

Kemar Roofe
Leeds’ Kemar Roofe has scored five goals in his last seven matches (Getty Images)

Derby County FC Form & Team News


The Rams are still among the frontrunners in the Championship as they currently occupy the final promotion playoff place. They have looked off colour in recent weeks and have claimed just one win in their last six matches. 

Derby County were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Middlesbrough in their last Championship fixture with Harry Wilson getting their only goal. They fared better in the FA Cup as they earned a replay at St. Mary's following a 2-2 draw at home against English Premier League team Southampton on Saturday.

Tom Lawrence and Jack Marriott were both on the score sheet against the Saints and should retain their place in attack. Top scorer Wilson is a doubt after picking up an injury during the draw with Middlesbrough.

Leeds vs Derby Head-to-Head


Leeds United and Derby County have faced each other 84 times in the past with the home team leading the head to head by 35 wins to 33. The Whites also have the upper hand in recent matches with three wins and two draws in the last seven meetings.

Leeds earned a 4-1 win over Derby in the reverse fixture at Pride Park with Roofe netting a brace.

Leeds vs Derby Match Up


Leeds United will be banking on their record at home where they have won four of their last five matches. They are great going forward with Roofe the man to watch having scored five goals in his last six matches.

Derby are likely to miss Wilson as the Welshman is a major part of the team's attacking threat. The visitors have also conceded 10 goals in their last five matches and should struggle against the likes of Roofe and Ezdzhan Alioski in the Leeds United attack.

Leeds United
Leeds have won five of their last seven home matches (Getty Images)

Leeds vs Derby Key Statistics 


  • Leeds have won 7 of their last 10 matches (Championship).
  • Leeds have won 5 of their last 7 home matches (Championship).
  • Leeds’ Kemar Roofe has scored 5 goals in his last 7 matches (Championship).
  • Derby have scored at least 1 goal in 8 of their last 10 away matches (Championship).

Verdict


We are predicting a victory for Leeds on Friday as they have won five of their last seven home matches. Kemar Roofe’s run of five goals in his last six outings also makes him our pick for anytime goalscorer.

Best Bet: Leeds Win @ 1.78 at bet365 – 5 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Kemar Roofe @ 2.25 at bet365 – 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Leeds Win 2-1 @ 8.50 at bet365 – 1 Unit
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