Kick-off: 1945, 11/01/2019
Stadium: Elland Road
TV: Sky Sports
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Leeds will go into Friday’s Championship clash with Derby under a bit of a cloud and it may be worth opposing the table toppers at Elland Road.
United have lost their last two games in this competition and crashed out of the FA Cup at QPR, while County are coming off some decent displays.
We feel Evens for the visitors to avoid defeat is a solid selection for our first Leeds vs Derby prediction.
A Look At Leeds United’s Betting Odds
Leeds looked to be powering towards automatic promotion when securing a seventh straight league win on Boxing Day, but they have since suffered a dip in form.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side were beaten 2-0 by Hull at this venue and then fell to a 4-2 defeat at Nottingham Forest, where Kalvin Phillips was sent off.
Going out of the FA Cup may be seen by some as a blessing in disguise, but Bielsa will be concerned by more poor defending from set-pieces in a 2-1 loss at QPR.
“We lost because we didn’t deal with some balls we should have dealt with,” he moaned.
“We took decisions that were not useful for us and we didn’t need to take those kind of decisions.
“The performance from the players was good, but we made too many mistakes – and if you don’t defend well, then it is very hard to win games.”
United have now conceded 12 times in their last five matches and we’re tempted by 7/2 for a score draw from the Leeds vs Derby odds.
A Look At Derby County’s Betting Odds
Derby go into this game eight points behind leaders Leeds in sixth spot, but should travel to Elland Road in fine spirits.
In their last two league games, the Rams have prevailed 4-3 at second-placed Norwich, before drawing 1-1 with Middlesbrough, who are fifth.
County then came from 2-0 behind to force a replay against Premier League side Southampton in the FA Cup.
Jack Marriott and Tom Lawrence were on target in quick succession around the hour mark, while the former could have won it in injury time but blazed over.
“It showed what we can do when we are at it,” commented Frank Lampard. “It’s a lesson, we got a draw but could have won.
“We beat Manchester United (in the EFL Cup) and then went and lost at Bolton, so the rules remain the same. You need to take the good things and you have to replicate them.
“I know they’re not robots and it doesn’t always go perfectly, but we know we have got it in us. We need consistency.”
The Rams look in much better shape than when losing 4-1 to the Whites at the start of the season, so 25/2 for a 2-2 draw completes our Leeds vs Derby betting tips.
QPR 2-1 LEEDS – Aapo Halme
DERBY 2-2 Southampton – Jack Marriott, Tom Lawrence
Head-to-head: Derby 1-4 Leeds, Derby 2-2 Leeds, Leeds 1-2 Derby, Leeds 1-0 Derby, Derby 1-0 Leeds
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