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Leeds vs Derby betting preview
Leeds have gone W14-D4-L3 at Elland Road under Marcelo BielsaLeeds UTD were 1-0 winners at Pride Park on Saturday, a result that put an end to a run of four games without a win. Marcelo Bielsa’s charges have won 10 of their last 15 there, with two of the exceptions coming against promoted duo Norwich and Sheffield Utd. Six of Leeds’ last seven victories have seen them produce a shutout. As to direct encounters, the Whites have now won all three of the meetings against this opposition this season - scoring seven goals and conceding only one.
Saturday's hero Kemar Roofe will miss the second leg due to a calf strain. The striker joins Tyler Roberts, Barry Douglas, Gjanni Alioski and Adam Forshaw on the sidelines, with the latter being forced off the field in the first leg. Patrick Bamford is available once again following suspension and will lead the line. A five man midfield will likely see teenage midfielder Jamie Shackleton come in, alongside Pablo Hernandez, Mateusz Klich, Jack Harrison and Kalvin Phillips. The likes of Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas wil lretain their starting berth as full backs.
Derby County have returned W1-D5-L4 in their most recent 10 away matchesDerby were outclassed in their 1-0 reverse on Saturday. In fact, the Rams failed to produce a shot on target on Saturday, and only managed six across their other two encounters this term. The have only won once in 10 away matches, keeping just two clean sheets in the process. Plus, None of the previous 17 teams to lose at home in the first leg of a second tier play-off semi-final have gone on to progress to the final
The visitors have no fresh injury problems ahead of the second leg as they remain without Ashley Cole, Curtis Davies, Craig Forsyth, Craig Bryson and Ikechi Anya. Manager Frank Lampard could opt for a bold move and drop David Nugent, replacing him with Jack Marriott as martin Waghorn is a major doubt. The central striker will be flanked by Tom Lawrence and Harry Wilson, with Mason Mount joining the likes of Bradley Johnson and Duane Holmes in the middle of the park. The Rams are expected to remain unchanged at the back, with Jayden Bogle and Scott Malone as full backs, Fikayo Tomori and Richard Keogh paired at the centre.
Leeds vs Derby Starting LineupsLeeds UTD (4-5-1): Casilla; Ayling, Cooper, Jansson, Dallas; Hernandez, Klich, Phillips, Shackleton, Harrison; Bamford
Derby County (4-3-3): Roos; Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Malone; Mount, Johnson, Holmes; Wilson, Marriott, Lawrence
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8/1 Leeds or 33/1 Derby to win
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