Leeds United vs Derby County
England – League Championship
Date: Friday, 13th January 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Elland Road, Leeds.
Leeds promotion ambition continues this weekend as they host Derby County at Elland Road on Friday.
Leeds will enter this game from a 1-2 away win over lower division side Cambridge United in the FA Cup. The win helped them extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 6 games and 5 games in Championship.
Leeds are currently in the playoff spot with 45 points to their name, they are 7 points adrift Newcastle in the automatic promotion spot. A win in this game will help them keep up with the pressure.
On the contrary, Derby will be in spirit as they come fresh off a win over Premier League side in FA Cup. Derby were brave enough to see off West Bromwich Albion last weekend on the road. They are back to their Championship duties and will hope to build on the FA Cup win.
Leeds United vs Derby County: Head to Head Statistics
- The two teams have almost equal strength comparing their previous meetings as Leeds have won 33 games and lost 32 games to Derby.
- Leeds haven’t lost to Derby in their last 3 meetings at Elland Road L, they have drawn twice and win once.
- Their 39 games at Elland Road have seen Leeds won 22 games, drawn 7 and lost 10 games.
Leeds United vs Derby County: Prediction
Despite Derby’s good performance against a top flight team last weekend, Leeds are still the favorites in this game. Their unbeaten run can’t be neglected; with 5 wins and a draw in all competitions.
Leeds have a good scoring record this season, having scored 34 times in 25 games. We expect them to get on the score sheet twice or more in this game. We also expect them to keep a clean sheet as they have done that in 5 of their last 6 home games.
Leeds United vs Derby County: Bet Tips
Draw no Bet – Leeds to Win at 1.83 (5/6)
Both teams to score – NO at 1.74 (20/27).