Leeds vs Derby Predictions & Match Preview

Leeds vs Derby
England – Championship Playoff
Date: Wednesday, 15th May 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Elland Road (Leeds).

Derby wasted probably the only opportunity to bring the tie under their control, by losing the first leg, for 0-1 which was at their home, to Leeds. The hosts failed to capitalize even as Leeds had to abandon set strategies with an early substitution.

The match was poised even till the first half and was comparatively calm. But, come the latter 45 minutes, players became more aggressive, leading to an astonishing seven yellow cards.

Derby has not had a good campaign on the road this season. And Leeds will likely be drawing inspiration from this fact. In the meanwhile, Leeds led a comfortable Championship season, though the squad faced slight hiccups right at the end of the competition.

Leeds vs Derby Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Leeds won the last three games in a row.
  • Three of the last four matches saw Leeds scoring two or more goals.
  • In the last six years, Leeds has lost only once at this venue.
  • Leeds found the back of the net in the last seven fixtures in a row at this stadium, while Derby failed to do the same in three of the last five meetings.

Leeds vs Derby Prediction

Derby was winless in nine of their last ten away ties, and conceded two or more goals in four of their last six. Leeds, meanwhile, won ten of their last fifteen home ties and found the back of the net in 18 of their last 20.

Importantly, Leeds has a mental edge due to two reasons. One – they won the first leg, despite being on the road. Two – the team kept a clean sheet along with the win. Now, Derby has to climb a mountain, in order to progress. They are vulnerable away from home, while Leeds is in their favorite setting.

Finally, Leeds was unlucky to not get a direct-promotion spot, and they are determined to go through to take part in the Premier League. Derby, meanwhile, considers them lucky just to get a spot in the playoffs.

The momentum and upper hand are with Leeds. Count on them to deliver a good showing this Tuesday.

Leeds vs Derby Betting Tips

  • Leeds to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
  • The Hosts to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).

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