Leeds v Derby Championship betting preview and tips

20:45 Fri 11 Jan
Football
England
Championship
Tip: Derby +1
Units: 1/5
Odds: -175

There’s a good old-fashioned rivalry being renewed on Friday night when Derby County head to Elland Road for a fixture which invokes memories of Don Revie clashing with Brian Clough for some of the older supporters.

Wind the clock forward and both of these clubs are bidding to return to the top flight, with Leeds currently top of the Championship table although the caveat is that the Whites have lost their last three matches in all competitions.

After snaring dramatic victories over Aston Villa and Blackburn, Leeds were turned over at home to Hull City before another defeat against Nottingham Forest.

The Yorkshire side were then knocked out of the FA Cup by QPR and there is a fair degree of pressure on them coming into a clash against a Derby County team who are also aiming to get promoted this season.

The Rams sit sixth in the Championship table and have amassed 43 points from 26 games played, with the loan signings of Mason Mount and Harry Wilson proving to be particularly adept on behalf of Frank Lampard.

Jack Marriott is also on double figures for the season and the former Peterborough striker recently scored the winner in a 4-3 victory at Norwich, with Lampard keen for his teams to attack.

The Midlands team often raise their game away to the tougher teams as can be seen from an EFL Cup victory away to Manchester United in addition to turning West Brom over at The Hawthorns.

Derby showed fighting spirit when coming back from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Southampton on Saturday and perhaps they can run Leeds close in this clash, with County wanting a revenge of sorts after losing 4-1 to the same opponents earlier in the season.

On that showing, it appeared United were the team to beat in the Championship although Marcelo Bielsa’s team aren’t much ahead of the other sides in the league and we wouldn’t be surprised to see this clash end all square.

BETTING TIP
Derby +1 @ 1.57 with bet365

Team News

Leeds: 4-1-4-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Derby: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    Bailey Peacock-Farrell
  • 10
    Ezgjan Alioski
  • 06
    Liam Cooper
  • 18
    Pontus Jansson
  • 02
    Luke Ayling
  • 04
    Adam Forshaw
  • 47
    Jack Clarke
  • 43
    Mateusz Klich
  • 19
    Pablo Hernandez
  • 22
    Jack Harrison
  • 07
    Kemar Roofe
  • 01
    Scott Carson
  • 02
    Andre Wisdom
  • 06
    Richard Keogh
  • 05
    Fikayo Tomori
  • 25
    Max Lowe
  • 04
    Craig Bryson
  • 17
    George Evans
  • 08
    Mason Mount
  • 10
    Tom Lawrence
  • 14
    Jack David Marriott
  • 23
    Duane Holmes

Championship

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Leeds 28 16 6 6 47:30 54
2 Norwich 28 15 8 5 52:36 53
3 West Bromwich A 28 14 8 6 57:35 50
4 Sheffield Unite 28 15 5 8 46:29 50
5 Middlesbrough 28 12 11 5 31:20 47
6 Derby 28 13 7 8 40:35 46
7 Bristol City 28 12 8 8 35:29 44
8 Hull 28 11 7 10 41:35 40
9 Swansea 28 11 7 10 37:32 40
10 Blackburn 28 10 10 8 37:41 40
11 Birmingham 28 9 12 7 40:33 39
12 Nottingham Fore 28 9 12 7 39:32 39
13 Aston Villa 28 9 12 7 51:45 39
14 Queens Park Ran 28 11 6 11 34:39 39
15 Stoke 28 9 11 8 33:35 38
16 Sheffield Wedne 28 9 8 11 33:45 35
17 Brentford 28 8 10 10 43:39 34
18 Preston 28 8 9 11 43:45 33
19 Millwall 28 7 8 13 34:44 29
20 Wigan 28 8 5 15 28:41 29
21 Rotherham 28 5 10 13 27:46 25
22 Reading 28 5 8 15 31:43 23
23 Bolton 28 5 7 16 18:42 22
24 Ipswich 28 3 9 16 22:48 18