Derby vs Leeds Prediction & Match Preview

Derby vs Leeds
England – Championship Playoff
Date: Saturday, 11th May 2019
Kick-off at 17.15 UK/ 18.15 CET
Venue: Pride Park (Derby).

Derby managed to crawl into the sixth spot in the league table after a grueling campaign. They were given a fierce chase by Middlesbrough, and it took all of their determination to qualify for the playoffs. But due to finishing last in the top-six, they are pitted against the best of the squads that are taking part in the post-season proceedings.

Leeds has posted nine more points on the board than Derby – comparatively a great lead, considering that difference in points between teams in top-tier is usually small in nature. While they are on the road for the first leg, it’s the ideal scenario for them, since the decider would be taking place at their home.

Derby vs Leeds Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Five of the last eight wins went to Leeds.
  • Three of the last four clashes had goals from both teams.
  • Nine of the last eleven wins at this venue were recorded by Derby.
  • Seven of the last ten encounters at this stadium had goals at either end of the pitch.

Derby vs Leeds Prediction

Derby is unbeaten in their last five games, and in 11 of their last 12. They repeated the feat in 19 of their last 21 home ties and won seven of their last ten as well. In the meanwhile, Leeds is winless in their last four fixtures and lost three of the last four on the road. Importantly, Derby recorded nine of the last eleven h2h wins.

As such, expect Derby to avoid a loss at any cost since they are already expecting a tough away leg. Regarding Leeds, they will try their best to record at least one away goal. It helps that Leeds was several notches better than Derby in the regular season. They also have the upper hand due to the second leg being at their home. Leeds also netted goals in 20 of their last 23 away ties and recorded two or more in three of the last five. Logically, we should expect both teams to find the back of the net.

Derby vs Leeds Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Derby or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10).