The playoff story writers could not have hoped for a better match than Leeds United (3rd place, 83 points) against Derby County (6th place, 74 points). During the season just before this match in January, the “Spygate” affair caused a huge outcry. An employee of Leeds coach Marcelo Bielsa was armed with tongs and found crawling across the floor at Derby’s training ground. The police arrested the man and started the scandal. A few days later, Bielsa gave one of the most bizarre press conferences in English football history. As a result, Leeds was fined by the English Football Association, without really having actually violated applicable rules and laws. That the “Whites” and the “Rams” fight for a place in the playoff finale is the proverbial icing on the cake. The favorite in the second leg is Leeds against Derby County, as the odds of bookmakers show.

Today’s Soccer Prediction Leeds vs Derby County

Leeds won the first leg 1-0 at Pride Park last Saturday. However, there were some controversial scenes in this playoff first leg. For example, as referee Pawson a penalty for Derby after the intervention of his assistant – which was then referred to as Rams coach Lampard as a human VAR – withdrawn. Subsequently, Leeds player Klich was shown only yellow for a header instead of the red card. At home, the “Whites” should bring the lead to the finish. The Elland Road is sold out. The overwhelming mood in a floodlight game even more electrifying than usual. We therefore expect a victory of the “White” and would give a tip to “1/1” between Leeds and Derby County according to our prediction. Since the introduction of the playoffs in the second-highest English league in 1987, there has never been a team with a home defeat in the first leg subsequently made the final.

Leeds – Statistics & Current Form

Depression over the missed direct promotion has left no trace at Leeds United in the semi-final play-off first leg. It was the end of a 1-0 draw and is one reason why bookies at Leeds voted against. According to odds, Derby County consider a home win more likely than a comeback of the “Rams.” Leeds takes part in the fifth league playoff promotion games in the Football League. However, the “Whites” could never celebrate this leap into the higher division. The last playoff participation results from the year 2009, when Leeds failed in the League One semi-final to Millwall. For the championship third placed in eleven cases, the rise in the highest English league (37 percent), and more often than the teams in the ranks four, five or six. In addition, Leeds lost only two of the 45 most recent mandatory home games in the month of May (25-18-2). A failure of that, however, was the 1-2 defeat against Carlisle United in the League One Playoffs 2008. On Wednesday night, a failure of the Yorkshire troupe seems almost impossible. Accordingly, in Leeds vs Derby County advises our prediction for the tip “1/1”.

Especially since the championship third place has not lost his playoff home game since 2010. At that time, Nottingham Forest was spectacularly beaten 3-4 Blackpool. Since then, there have been seven home games for the third (7-1-0). Leeds striker Kamal Roofe missed a penalty on relegated Ipswich on Matchday. But when it comes to Derby County, the 26-year-old is used to the job. He scored four goals in three games this season against the Rams. However Roofe threatens to fall out for the second leg. Adam Forshaw, Ezgjan Alioski and Barry Douglas are also missing and Pontus Jansson is questionable. But playmaker Pablo Hernandez is there. The Spaniard created 116 opportunities for the Bielsa team in the regular season, 19 more than any other player. Only Brentford’s Said Benrahma (14) came up with more assists than Hernandez (twelve).

Best scorers in the championship:

🏆 14 goals: Kemar Roofe
🏆 12 goals: Pablo Hernandez
🏆 10 goals: Mateusz Klich

Expected formation of Leeds:

➲ Casilla; Dallas, Jansson, Cooper, Ayling; Phillips; Harrison, Shackleton, Klich, Hernandez; Bamford
➲ Coach: Marcelo Bielsa

Last matches from Leeds:

⚽️ 11.05.2019 – Derby County Vs. Leeds United 0: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Ipswich Town Vs. Leeds United 3: 2 (Championship)
⚽️ 28.04.2019 – Leeds United Vs. Aston Villa 1: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 22.04.2019 – Brentford Vs. Leeds United 2: 0 (Championship)
⚽️ 19.04.2019 – Leeds United Vs. Wigan 1: 2 (Championship)

Derby County – Statistics & Current Form

In the first leg, the Rams were toothless and timid. To the failure of striker Martyn Waghorn coach rookie Frank Lampard responded not with the statement by Jack Marriott, but with striker David Nugent Oldie – for the 34-year-olds, the first Startelfeinsatz for the “Rams” since February 2016! No goal in the last 31 games. Last time Nugent could meet in late September. A mistake by Lampard. To correct this, will be difficult in the second leg. Thus, between Leeds and Derby, the odds of bookmakers and our forecast are equally beneficial to the whites. In the first leg Derby was completely without a goal. In the three championship games this season, the “Rams” brought only 26 shots (six of them on goal) against Leeds. Away, Derby was able to compete successfully only one of the last ten matches across the competition (1-5-4).

The nomination of Nugent was actually against the scheme practiced by Lampard this season. The Chelsea legend focuses especially on the youth. For example, last season, when Derby County struggled to qualify for the playoff on the final day of the match, ten of the 14 players were 29 years old or older. This time, nine of the 14 actors were 26 years old or younger. The Rams presented themselves this year as a young and hungry team. Lampard delivered an outstanding debut season. Lampard and his assistant Jody Morris could take over the reins of Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea this summer. A scenario that quite a few consider realistic. Especially due to the impending transfer ban and Chelsea junior specialist Morris. A promotion to the Premier League would make such a move even more likely, as Lampard would have done something extraordinary in his first season. Currently, however, it looks after final stop semi-finals. We place a tip on “1/1” at Leeds – Derby County. Aside from Waghorn, Ashley Cole, Curtis Davies, Craig Forsyth, Craig Bryson and Ikechi Anya are also out. Duane Holmes is fit for that.

Best scorers in the championship:

🏆 15 goals: Harry Wilson
🏆 9 goals: Martyn Waghorn
🏆 8 goals: Mason Mount

Expected formation of Derby County:

➲ Roos; Malone, Tomori, Keogh, Bogle; Holmes, Johnson, Mount; Lawrence, Marriott, Wilson
➲ Coach: Frank Lampard

Last matches from Derby County:

⚽️ 11.05.2019 – Derby County Vs. Leeds United 0: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 05/05/2019 – Derby County Vs. West Bromwich Albion 3: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 01.05.2019 – Swansea City Vs. Derby County 1: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 27.04.2019 – Bristol City Vs. Derby County 0: 2 (Championship)
⚽️ 22.04.2019 – Derby County Vs. Queens Park Rangers 2: 0 (Championship)

Leeds vs Derby County Direct Comparison

Head-to-Head: 57 Victories Leeds United – 28 Draws – 37 Victories Derby County (122 Competitions)

Leeds United have defeated Derby County three times this season. Never before has Leeds made four wins in one game against the same opponent. 20 percent of all defeats this season conceded Derby vs Leeds United.

Leeds vs Derby County Soccer Betting Prediction Explained

Leeds was for a long time the best team this season, before the intense football of Bielsa in the end meant that the “Whites” missed the direct promotion. This should now be made up via the playoffs. On Wednesday speaks a lot for the team with the second most hot spots of the regular season. The bookmakers between Leeds and Derby are also assuming a home win according to their odds.

Key Facts – Leeds vs Derby County Tips

✔️ None of the 17 playoff teams reached after a home suffered defeat at the final nor
✔️ Derby won only one victory in the last ten away matches (1-5-4)
✔️ Leeds won all three championship games this season against Derby

Derby has been without victory in nine out of the ten most recent ten competitive matches, which compares to Leeds vs Derby County in the prediction to “1/1” even further encouraged. No team that has lost the play-off first leg at home in the championship, then made it to the finals (17 teams).

Betting Prediction: 1/1
Odds: 2.80