Leeds United v Derby County Predictions & Betting Odds – 15th May 2019

Bielsa's Boys to go through to Wembley

Championship Betting

Leeds United v Derby County Betting Tips – Championship Play-offs, 15th May 19.45pm

A Kemar Roofe goal was enough to give Leeds United a 1-0 win at Pride Park in the first leg of this Championship play-off semi-final. Derby County have struggled away from home in 2019, but can Frank Lampard’s side cause an upset at Elland Road on Wednesday night? United are priced at just 1/9 to qualify, while the Rams are available at the big odds of 11/2. Will Marcelo Bielsa’s boys get the job on home soil?

Leeds United v Derby County Betting Odds*

Leeds United 8/11
Draw 3/1
Derby County 4/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 14th, 2019 at 12:50 p.m.)

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Leeds United News and Form

After ending the regular season with four games without a win, Leeds United picked up a narrow victory at Pride Park last Saturday. The Whites settled fast in the first leg, taking the game to the Rams from the first whistle. Bielsa’s side had more shots on goal, saw over 55% of the ball and scored the all-important goal. Roofe, who has been a thorn in Derby’s side this season, scored ten minutes into the second half to give Leeds a 1-0 lead in the tie.

Despite finishing their campaign with one point from a possible 12, which handed the two automatic spots to Norwich City and Sheffield United, Leeds went into the play-offs as one of the favourites. On the whole, the Yorkshire club had a fine season in the second tier under the experienced Bielsa, winning 25 of their 46 league matches.


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Leeds have been very strong on home soil this season, accumulating an impressive 46 points at Elland Road, with only the top two of Norwich and Sheffield Utd (both 49) picking up more. Along the way, United won 14 times and netted 38 home goals.

After doing the business at Pride Park last weekend, Leeds have put themselves in a great position to qualify for the Championship play-off final. They are also fancied to win on the night, with bet365 pricing them at just 8/11.

Leeds United v Derby County Head to Head

Leeds are unbeaten in four against Derby, winning three and drawing one

United have won the last three meetings, scoring seven times and conceding only once

Derby have picked up just one victory in six against the Whites

Back in January, goals from Roofe and Jack Harrison gave Leeds an easy 2-0 win over the Rams at Elland Road


Key-Facts – Leeds United v Derby County

  • Leeds have lost just five home league games this term
  • Derby have picked up only one away league win in 2019
  • United have won five of their last eight on home turf


Derby County News and Form

Whether Derby County go on to reach the Premier League or not, Frank Lampard has had a fine first season at Pride Park. Top six will have been the aim, but they made sure of their play-off place by winning four and drawing two of their last six regular season fixtures, beating West Bromwich Albion 3-1 at home on the final day.

Unfortunately for Lampard, his team didn’t really turn up in the first leg. The occasion got to many of their star players and, even though the Rams kept the scoreline low, Leeds looked pretty comfortable in the East Midlands. The Rams struggled to hit back after Roofe’s goal, although they were awarded a late penalty which was quickly overruled by the linesman.

Derby were excellent at home in the Championship this season, but the club had their problems on the road. Their recent 2-0 victory at Ashton Gate was their first away league win since winning 4-3 at Carrow Road in late December. Derby won seven, drew seven and lost nine of their 23 away encounters in this term’s Championship.

Derby have given themselves a mountain to climb at Elland Road. The odds are stacked against them, but the Rams are available at the tasty price of 11/2 to turn this tie around in Yorkshire.

Leeds United v Derby County Tips & Odds

Leeds United to win at 8/11
Leeds United to win to nil at 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 14th, 2019 at 12:50 p.m.)

Leeds United v Derby County Predictions

Leeds United win: Leeds have one foot in the Championship play-off final are their dogged display at Pride Park last Saturday. Bielsa’s boys still have work to do in this mouth-watering tie, and Lampard’s Derby will no doubt have a go in Yorkshire. However, I can see United booking their place in the final at Wembley Stadium. Leeds have already kept two clean sheets against the Rams this season, so have a punt on the hosts to win to nil (2/1) yet again on Wednesday.

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