Life hasn’t been quite as enjoyable for Neil Redfearn since landing the Leeds job on a permanent basis and the Whites’ situation is poised to get a whole lot stickier at Derby.
After overseeing three wins and a draw in his four-match caretaker spell, the west Yorkshire club’s former academy boss has won just twice in the eight games of his second stint at the helm.
One of these was a 2-0 triumph over next adversaries Derby, but at 1/2 there aren’t many who doubt the Rams’ capabilities for exacting revenge at the iPro Stadium.
Leeds can be backed at 5/1, while it’s 2/1 about the draw in a tasty looking match-betting spread.
Though if that hasn’t tantalised to the desired effect, we’ve dug out three great value alternative wagers for profit-hungry punters to contemplate.
Derby HT/FT @ 6/5
With the general consensus saying County will see off the Elland Road outfit here, it’s very much worth backing them to do so by winning both halves.
In eight of their past ten outings, whether they’ve won, lost or drawn, Steve McClaren’s men have taken a lead into the dressing room for their Vitamin C intake.
Derby to win & over 2.5 goals @ 27/20
Only one of the past five East Midlands meetings between this twosome has yielded fewer than three strikes.
Of their last seven away matches (five of which they lost) Leeds have only failed to register once, suggesting they’re good for a goal here, while Derby have bagged at least two in four of their last five at home and none of their last six at base camp have produced two or less.
If a more conservative option is preferred, the 9/10 about both teams notching is a must.
Over 0.5 goals scored between 0 & 15 minutes @ 7/4
Across Derby’s last four Championship outings the net has rustled four times inside the opening 15 minutes.
Leeds patrons have seen three go in before the closing bracket of this timeframe has been crossed over their last four too.