Leeds vs Derby predictions and betting tips for this Championship match on Friday night with a goals prediction and anytime goalscorer included.
Expert Tipster Prediction: It’s now three defeats in all competitions for Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United and it’ll be interesting to see how the Argentine copes with this downturn in form. They are back at Elland Road on Friday night but they face a tough test against Derby County. Frank Lampard’s side are still a little inconsistent but they’ve only lost one of seven in the Championship and came back from 2-0 down to earn an FA Cup replay with Southampton. Their price is a little big for a side who are difficult to beat and have numerous dangermen in their line-up. The Rams are worth taking on the Draw No Bet market for our betting tips and predictions here to capitalise on Leeds’ minor blip. I expect the Whites to bounce back from their sticky patch but this doesn’t look like the game in which they will get back to winning ways.
I actually believe this game to be an evenly-match contest and I don’t think there is much between this pair of promotion chasers. However, I don’t agree that Leeds should be odds-on against a lively Derby side. The Rams may have lost at Bramall Lane but they struck late to take all three points at Carrow Road and they have plenty of firepower in their side. They are inconsistent on the road but they’ve won three of five and Leeds don’t arrive in the best of form. Leeds have won eight times at Elland Road this season but they lost to Hull during their last outing and then saw Nottingham Forest put four past them at the City Ground. They have the players to challenge this season but they are currently suffering a wobble and I can’t back them at 8/11. Derby +1 and Double Chance are also viable options for this game but the 12/5 on Draw No Bet is huge and that’s why it is the first of our Leeds vs Derby betting tips for this televised contest on Friday night. They will be looking for revenge for the 4-1 drubbing at Pride Park earlier this campaign.
What is the best price on Derby Draw No Bet? 12/5 with Betfred.
The BTTS market has been a common factor in the Championship this season and both of these sides have played their part. 173 of the 312 matches in the second tier have seen both teams find the net this season and there have been an average of 2.68 goals per game. Derby have seen BTTS land in 18 of their first 26 games this season and the Rams have been hugely entertaining to watch. Frank Lampard’s young side offer plenty of energy but occasionally a flash of naivety as well. Leeds have been better at the back although 15 of their first 26 games has also seen both sides find the back of the net and it looks ripe for this Friday night contest. Quite rightly, it is an odds-on shot but it is still worth taking at 4/6. It landed earlier in the season and has paid out in each of the last three meetings between this pair. It is the second of our Leeds vs Derby predictions and statistically, it looks likely to land.
What is the best price on Both Teams to Score? Yes 4/6 with William Hill.
It’s difficult to stop Jack Marriott at the moment. The former Ipswich man dropped to non-league in order to establish himself but it hasn’t taken him long to work his way back up the pyramid. The striker scored in the FA Cup last weekend and could continue his excellent form against the Whites. He has seven Championship goals and trails Harry Wilson by a couple of strikes but he should be able to find the net here. Five of his last six goals in the second tier have come away from home and he is likely to start this game. Marriott is a natural goalscorer who also displays excellent workrate and he is likely to get into some decent scoring positions here. He is the third of our Leeds vs Derby betting tips.
What is the best price for Jack Marriott to Score Anytime? 9/4 with Betway.
There should be plenty goals between this pair and the average goals of 2.65 has been significantly boosted by Derby’s recent exploits in front of goal. It’s 8/11 for Over 2.5 Goals and has landed in 54% of Derby games this season. It has landed in each of the last three meetings between these sides. It’s 4/6 for Both Teams to Score but it’s 21/20 with William Hill if you wish to combine these two selections.
Kemar Roofe has 13 goals for the season and he will be keen to continue his good form here. He is the favourite in the anytime goalscorer market and is priced at 10/3 to break the deadlock in this contest. He also tends to score late in games and is the same price to grab the last goal of the game as well. Jack Marriott netted the winner against Norwich in stoppage time and he is a tempting 13/2 to score the final goal of the contest for Derby.
Leeds are odds-on to win this contest and they do have an excellent home record but many punters will also be tempted to back the draw which is available at 11/4 on Friday night.
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