Leeds v Derby Betting Tip Both teams to score – 15 May 2019

Derby to carry more threat in second leg

Championship Tips

EnglandLeeds United v Derby CountyEngland
Wednesday 15th May 1945hrs
Football – England – Championship Playoffs
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 8/11 (odds taken 20.40GMT, Tuesday 14th May)

Leeds hold the advantage heading into this second leg and it’s going to take a big performance from Derby if they are to turn the tie around and make it to Wembley later this month.

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Leeds United Preview

There’s no doubt that Leeds seem to enjoy playing Derby as they recorded their third win of the season over the Rams on Saturday. It was not as emphatic as their previous two victories over Frank Lampard’s men, but it was an authoritative display and one that will give them confidence heading into the return game tomorrow. The difference proved to be Kemar Roofe’s goal early in the second half – the striker’s first goal since the last time the club’s faced each other at the beginning of January. It was also Roofe’s fourth strike against Derby this season and whilst he has suffered with injuries of late that have seen him miss some action, it’s clearly a team he has success against. The ironic thing is he may not even have been playing if it was not for Patrick Bamford’s suspension. Roofe will almost certainly miss the game at Elland Road on Wednesday, however, having picked up a knock later in the game. He will be looking to his team-mates now have to finish the job which they have started well, taking another step to Leeds returning to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.


Derby County to score first



Derby County Preview

Derby went into the first leg in really good form and confident mood but they never found their stride at the weekend and now to muster a much better performance if they are to continue on their playoff journey beyond this week. Lampard has built a team with pace and dynamism going forward but it was stifled by a well organised Leeds’ team, and not for the first time this season. Chances were few and far between for the Rams and the most exciting moment for the supporters came when they were initially awarded a penalty only for it to be overturned on the advice of the assistant referee. It looked to be the right decision, however, but there was a noticeable lull in proceedings as Derby struggled to draw level on the evening. It’s a short turnaround, of course, and not a lot of time for Lampard to come up with a way of getting the better of his nemesis Marcelo Bielsa. He’s come in for a lot of stick from Leeds fans since that first leg and will be hoping to have the last laugh come full time.


Key-Facts – Leeds United v Derby County

  • Leeds hold a narrow 1-0 lead from the first leg having beaten Derby for the third straight game
  • Derby struggled to make an impact in their home game and will have to record what would be just their second win in 11 away games to have a chance of progressing
  • Leeds have kept only four clean sheets in 12 home games whilst Derby have scored in 13 of their last 18 away matches


Leeds United v Derby County Betting Advice

Leeds will be feeling confident as they head into tomorrow’s game, knowing that no team who have lost the first leg at home in these playoffs has recovered to win the tie and progress to the final. That’s the size of task ahead of Frank Lampard and his Derby County players but one they have to embrace. Of course, there will be further apprehension considering they have lost all three meetings against Leeds this season but they have to try and heap pressure on their opponents, playing on the fact that the players are bound to be nervy with the expectation that the Elland Road club already have one foot in the final.

Leeds blew Derby away in the first half of both games between these two during the regular season, but it was a more patient and controlled performance on Saturday. It was also Leeds’ first win in a month which again shows how fragile a lead this could be. The visitors, however, have been poor on their travels recently winning just one of their last 10 away games in the league. Derby have scored in 13 of their last 18 on the road, though, and with Leeds managing only four clean sheets in 12 home matches, both teams to score looks to be a solid selection.