Leeds United vs Derby County Prediction & Match Preview

Leeds United vs Derby County English League Championship Prediction by LeagueLane

Leeds United vs Derby County
England – Championship.
Date: Friday, 11th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Elland Road (Leeds).

The Whites are currently struggling to win matches in all competitions. At present they are on a 3 match losing streak in competitive games across England. A win in this upcoming game against Derby is necessary to stay at the top of the Championship table.

Leeds has lost both their previous games in the league against Nottingham Forest and Hull. This was not expected from the side that were on a 7 match win streak in the Championship until then. These losses were followed by another defeat in the FA Cup against QPR.

The hosts have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 5 matches on the trot. This inability to keep clean sheets will affect their title hopes and promotion plans. At home a 4 match winning run ended with that defeat against Hull. With just 2 points separating them from Norwich, a loss in this game will result in a major change in the points table.

Derby is also having a hard time in the Championship. They have only 1 win in the last 5 matches and have defeats to go with it. The Rams are struggling defensively as well, as they have no clean sheets in the last 5 matches across all venues. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those games as well.

In the last 6 away games they won and lost 3 each, all those wins coming consecutively after each defeat. More than 2. 5 goals were scored in 5 of those 6 matches as well. After 26 game splayed they are in a play-off spot and a win would ensure they stay there.

This match will be a close encounter for the toppers as they look to clinch automatic promotion into the Premier League.

Leeds United vs Derby County: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Both teams have 2 wins each in the last 5 h2h games played across all venues.
  • The last 3 games between them had a total score with more than 2.5 goals.
  • Leeds has 2 wins and a loss in the previous 5 h2h matches played in front of their home crowd.
  • In 4 of those 5 matches, the score had fewer than 2.5 goals in total.

Leeds United vs Derby County: Prediction

Derby will be a challenger for the Peacocks for sure. The Rams have shocked the Norwich side with a 3-4 win in an away match. So they have enough strength to beat a struggling Leeds United. Apart from the recent loss to Hull, the hosts have not lost a home game since October 2018. Considering both of these facts we can bet on a Double Chance for either the game to end as a draw or the away side winning the match with 2.10 odds.

The hosts have conceded in the last 5 matches they played in all competitions. But they also scored 10 goals in those games in total. Meanwhile, the visitors have scored in 9 away matches on the trot. So we can expect both these teams to score on Friday and bet on the same with 1.67 odds.

Leeds United vs Derby County: Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Draw or Derby to win @ 2.10 (11/10).
  • Both teams to score @ 1.67 (2/3).

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