Leeds is in for a tough match on a home field. Can they come on top of Derby County?
Elland Road, Leeds, England 13 Jan 2017 7:45 pm (GMT)
Key Stat: The difference in points between the two teams is only 5: 45 for Leeds and 40 for Derby County.
Expert Verdict: Things can be really tough in this match. There is no significant difference between the team when it comes to strength, so everything will go down on strategy and luck. We expect to see a very aggressive game, yet not on the bad side.
The gameplay will surely be centered, so this will be one very strategic match to watch. In the end, we expect a home win, but Leeds will really have to earn this one.
There are no records of any players on Leeds' team who will miss the upcoming match against Derby County.
Of Leeds' side, the most dangerous player on this match might be Wood. With 13 goals scored, he is among the top scorers not only on the team but also in the league.
The team of Leeds had a very successful last 5 matches, with 4 wins and 1 draw.
Defenders:Berardi, Jansson, Bartley, Ayling
Midfielders:Doukara, Hernandez, Sacko, Bridcutt
There are no records of any injured or missing player on Derby Country's team reported at the moment.
Ince can be of a great importance for the team, both in terms of scoring and assisting. So far in the league, he has scored 8 and assisted 3 goals.
Derby has a shaky, yet a real average performance on their last 5 matches: 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.
Defenders:Baird, Keogh, Pearce, Anya
Midfielders:Johnson, Bryson, De Sart
Forwards:Ince, Vydra, Russel
It has been a long history of matches between the two teams, predominantly in the English Championship and the Premier League. Still, the stats are very close.
Leeds seem to be in a very good shape right now. On the other hand, the team of Derby has had some setbacks on their last matches. Still, we cannot judge their form by that, since Derby are a strong team.
We expect to see a very tough match for the both teams, since none of them will back off from a win. In the end, we do not expect to see many goals, and we predict that Leeds will be the winner, but only by a one goal margin.
This is one difficult match to predict, which is why in this case we have very close odds when it comes to betting on a winner: 2.60 for a home win, 2.80 for an away win and 3.10 for a draw.
Other betting options which can come in handy are "both teams score NO" at 1.75, "under 2.5 goals" at 1.55, and the risky "under 1.5 goals" at 2.65.