Tip Leeds - Derby County
Towards the end of the regular season Leeds had a poor form that made them miss out on an automatic slot in the Premier League but their first leg show in this playoff tie exhibited their intent and the fact that they have picked six wins in their last 10 home matches leaves Derby at a precarious position. In the last 20 home matches, Leeds have failed to score in just two. Leeds are unbeaten in the last four matches against Derby and have won each of the last three, and with two clean sheets. In six meetings with Derby, Leeds United have picked four wins and lost just one, with the other ending in a draw. As for Derby, the loss in the first leg was their first in seven matches; they finished the season stronger, compared to Leeds but perhaps they just let it get into their heads but this looks bad on them. Derby have a very poor away run; they have managed just one win in their last 10 away matches and only two clean sheets in the process. In 87 meetings between the two sides, Leeds United have 37 wins and Derby 33.
Key points Leeds - Derby County
Derby have one win in 10 away matches.
Leeds United have not lost to Derby in the last four meetings.
Derby have won just one in six meetings with Leeds United.
Conclusion Leeds - Derby County
The script is written against Derby in this clash; they will have to be at their best here, and in all fairness, it is possible they can overturn this. Just that we don’t see that happening, with their run of form away from home. A win for Leeds is a safe bet here.
Leeds Derby County Prediction published on May 14, 2019