Leeds United vs Derby County – Championship.
Elland Road, Leeds – 13 January 2017, 19:45.
Match Preview and Betting Tips.
Leeds United and Derby County will play one of the most interesting clashes of the 26th round in Championship on Friday evening at Elland Road. The teams will extend the old rivalry facing each other for the 81st time in history as the visitors have the opportunity to make it all square at 33 wins each after this Friday. This will be the second clash between the two sides in this season. Derby County were more successful in November’s game at iPro stadium when the substitute Johnny Russel scored the only goal of the game only four minutes after coming on.
Leeds United got on a single point distance behind the third placed Reading with the positive series they had in December. Gary Monk’s men took five wins in last six matches, including the Monday’s second half comeback against League Two outfit Cambridge United to secure the place in the 4th round of the FA Cup. If you are looking for anytime goalscorer prediction, Chris Wood has to be your number one call, having bagged 13 goals so far in the competition.
Derby County disappointed their fans with the home draw against struggling Wigan Athletic and the easy 3 – 0 defeat against Norwich City at Carrow Road. The poor shape dropped the team outside of the positions which lead to promotional playoffs, but Stuart McClaren has a reason for optimism after the weekend’s away win over Premier League team WBA in the FA Cup.
Leeds United have been fantastic at Elland Road this season losing only to Newcastle United since the very start of the campaign. The Peacocks have won four on the bounce on home court without a single goal conceded which offers a tremendous value to 8/5 odds given by the bookmakers on the home win in this one.