Leeds United vs
Derby County Betting Preview
Leeds hold a narrow 1-0 advantage over Derby ahead of Thursday morning’s 2nd leg clash at Elland Road and no side has ever turned around a defeat at home to reach the Championship playoff final. Can Derby create a miracle here? Read on for Leeds vs Derby betting tips and predictions.
Regardless of the controversy in the first leg where Derby were denied a penalty, Leeds were impressive in their return to form in that victory. There were questions asked over their ability to respond from their late season dip in form. They went from 3 points clear of Sheffield United to 6 points behind them, missing out on automatic promotion thanks to a run of just a solitary point from their final 4 matches. However, they responded in brilliant fashion, which has set them up for another shot at promotion.
Derby were in the opposite position to Leeds, they had to hit form in the latter stages to sneak into the top 6. They edged into the playoffs and wrapped up their place on the final day, having lost just 1 of 12 matches ahead of that meeting with Leeds. However, they weren’t able to carry that form into the playoffs. They were caught short at Pride Park, leaving them heading into this game with a massive challenge in order to make it to Wembley. A mixed away record also doesn’t help their case for gaining promotion this term, given that Derby have only won 1 of their last 10 away league games and have failed to score in 5 of those games.
Leeds have won their last 3 competitive fixtures against Derby.
Leeds have won 10 of their last 15 home league games (D1 L4).
Derby are winless in 9 of their last 10 away league games (D5 L4).
Derby have failed to score in 5 of their last 10 away league games.