Derby County vs Leeds United
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 11th August 2018
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 16:30 CET
Venue: Pride Park (Derby).
Two of the sides expected to challenge for promotion Derby County and Leeds United meet on the late game in round 2. The teams have ambition and it will be interesting whether they can separate themselves in this early fixture.
Derby opened up the season with a dramatic victory. The team was losing against Reading but Frank Lampard’s boys managed to make a complete turnaround and get all the points. The late strike from Lawrence literally exploded the stadium, staff, players and fans.
Derby lost a few key figures in the summer but the team still looks sharp. Lampard looks to have motivated his squad which showed a lot of determination. The team didn’t have the best of games but these mental qualities decided the outcome.
Leeds started their season with a bang. Marcelo Bielsa saw his side demolish recently relegated Stoke City with 3-1. The team played well in all areas of the pitch and never looked like losing.
Leeds showed at the beginning of last season that they can play well. They are showing it again this year. The most important thing this time is to keep the good performances going. The squad is ready and has an outstanding coach in the face of Bielsa.
Derby County vs Leeds United: Head-to-head
- Last season the sides finished 2-2 at Pride Park and Derby won 1-2 at Elland Road
- Derby have won their last 5 home games including friendlies and last season
- Derby haven’t won in round 2 since 2013
- Derby have won 9, drawn 4 and lost 3 at home against Leeds
Derby County vs Leeds United Predictions
This game is a tough one to call. Both sides have strong and organized squads with good amount of quality. The potential up front is there and we can see goals at both ends.
Derby plays a bit more cautious but since Leeds is likely to go for goals the game may open up.
In terms of final outcome the experience of Marcelo Bielsa may help Leeds get a result over Frank Lampard’s determination.
Derby County vs Leeds United Bet Tips
Leeds Double Chance at 4/5 (1.79).
BTTS: Yes at 4/5 (1.80).