As the Championship season has come to an end, it is time to determine who will be promoted to the top tier English Premier League through play-offs. Among the teams in the list of play-offs is Derby and Leeds United. After a 3-1 triumph over West Bromwich Albion placing them at number 6 of the Championship, Derby is looking forward to build on this as they welcome Leeds United to their Pride Park Stadium. This match will be played on Saturday 10th May 2019 at 19:15GMT.
Derby narrowly made it to the Championship play-offs but is not ready to stop at that. They are looking forward to make an entry in the English Premier League next season. Frank Lampard’s boys are looking forward to entertain their fans once more as they face off Leeds United. The Rams has worked hard to book a place in the play-offs and are not ready to waste this chance.
Leeds United on the other hand dropped points in the last Championship match against Ipswich Town whereby they lost 3-2. However, it should be noted that Marcelo Biesla reserved some of the best players perhaps for this match. So far, the Whites have been producing an impressive football action in the just concluded Championship season.
By the look of things in the 2018/2019 season, Leeds United seems to be a better team than Derby. However, it should also be noted that the Rams are not an easy team to beat at home. It is therefore worth placing our money for the hosts to carry the day.
Derby vs. Leeds United Head to Head
Up to date, teams Derby and Leeds United have played each other a total of 31 times. Of this, Derby has emerged victorious in 14 of their meetings. Leeds United on the other hand has won 10 direct matches. 7 of the matches ended in a draw. Here is a look into the two sides’ most recent 8 meetings and how the scores turned out:
- Leeds 2-0 Derby
- Derby 1-4 Leeds
- Derby 2-2 Leeds
- Leeds 1-2 Derby
- Leeds 1-0 Derby
- Derby 1-0 Leeds
- Leeds 2-2 Derby
- Derby 1-2 Leeds
Andy King will probably be back in action after nursing his ankle injury. However, the services of Craig Bryson, Ashley Cole, Craig Forsyth, Martyn Waghorn and Curtis Davies will be missed due to injuries
After reserving most of his players when they played against Ipswich Town, Marcelo Biesla will unleash a rejuvenated squad. Adding to the squad is Patrick Bamford who has recovered from his ankle injury. However, Barry Douglas and Ezgjan Alioski are out due to injuries.
Prediction and Odds
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Thus will be an entertaining football action. The two teams are eyeing a place in the Premier League but have to jump this hurdle. Derby is known to be a worthy competitor when they are playing at home. Leeds on the other hand has been a worthy competitor this season. All in all, we believe the best team will win. Here are our best bets for the fixture.
- Derby to win
- Under 2.5 goals
- Both teams to score