Leeds United vs Derby Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview

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Leeds United

Leeds United

V

Derby County

Derby County

7:45pm

13th January 2017

Elland Road

Friday Night Football is back in this potentially thrilling encounter as 4th-placed Leeds United welcome 7th-placed Derby to Elland Road.

Leeds come into this on the back of a win in the FA Cup third-round against League Two side Cambridge United. Garry Monk rotated his squad for that one, and despite going one-nil down, the Whites eventually ran out 2-1 winners, with Stuart Dallas and Alex Mowatt getting on the scoresheet.

Derby also managed an FA Cup win last time out, and caused one of the upsets of the round as they saw off Premier League West Brom at the Hawthorns. A screamer from Darren Bent and a perfect free-kick from Tom Ince were enough to beat the Baggies and book their place in the next round.

It’s back to normality for these two sides on Friday night though as they both look for three points to push on up the Championship table.

 

Leeds United vs Derby County Betting Tips

This could be a close encounter. With both sides having won in the cup earlier on, both will be well up for a Championship fixture which could see them make a step towards the promised land of the Premier League. We think there's a risk they may end up cancelling each other out.
  • Match Result - Draw - 11/5

    Both these sides have been in relatively good form, although Derby are looking to bounce back from a surprise defeat to Norwich. Leeds at home is never an easy game, so we think a draw is the most likely outcome.

    Match Result - Draw - 11/5

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  • Both Teams to Score - Yes - Evens

    Both teams have found the back of the net in six of the last ten League meetings between the two, and we think there's a good chance of it happening again. It's evens with PaddyPower

    Both Teams to Score - Yes - Evens

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Leeds United vs Derby County Head To Head

It was Derby who came out victorious the last time these two sides met back in October, with a Johnny Russell goal giving the Rams a win on what was Steve McClaren's first game as manager in this second stint.
Leeds don't have the best home record against the East Midlands club, having won just one of their last seven at Elland Road against this opposition.
15/10/2016Derby v Leeds1-0Championship
29/12/2015Leeds v Derby2-2Championship
29/8/2015Derby v Leeds1-2Championship
30/12/2014Derby v Leeds2-0Championship
29/11/2014Leeds v Derby2-0Championship

Leeds United vs Derby County Team News

Leeds United have no new injuries or suspensions coming into this one.

Derby may give a debuts to David Nugent who signed from Middlesbrough for a reported £2.5m, and loan signing Julien de Sart, who also has come from the North-East club. Cyrus Christie remains sidelined.